- Locate an article that you consider to be a strong resource for your research, one that you have already read.
- Skim the body of the article and highlight/circle all of the in-text citations.
- Next, determine which sources the author(s) cite the most often. Note: You can either use a simple tally system, or, if you are using a PDF reader/viewer, you may be able to search the document using Ctrl + F (control find), which locates every instance of the name for which you are searching.
- Note the top five sources most referenced in the article. Revisit those in-text sections within the document.
- Determine whether or not any of the top cited references could potentially be valuable to your research project.
- Go to the references section of the article and locate the full bibliographic citation.
- Conduct a library search for that source.
- Share-out: In the comments section below, post an image of one of the pages where you highlighted/circled the in-text citations.