Once you have found a good article on your topic, you can use Google Scholar to check and see if other scholars have used that article in their own research. Use Google Scholar available from the WOU Library under databases. This wll allow you to use the Find It@WOU feature.
This is also a good way to check and see what impact the article has had on the field you are studying.
For example, if you found the following article:
You can go to Google Scholar (a listing of scholarly articles and books) and type in the title of the article:
At the bottom of the entry, you can see this article has been Cited by 53 other articles. Clicking on Cited by will list those fifty three articles. If this was your topic, it is likely those articles could be useful for your own research.
If any of the articles aren't available for free as a PDF, select the Find it@WOU link to be directed to options for getting it from our library.