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ENG 107H - Literature of the Western World, Dr. Harding: Finding Articles

Citation Chaining

Article finder - this tool is the quickest and most effective way of finding a specific journal article. This will be useful if you find sources you'd like to read in the Works Cited list of another article (known as "citation chaining"). Enter the information from the citation into this form - the more information the better! - and it will tell you how to get access to your article through Hamersly Library. Need help using this tool? Check out the "Find It @ WOU" tutorial.


Recommended Literature Databases

These databases will help you find full text articles and citations for articles published in scholarly journals and other sources specific to literature.

How to find articles that cite your source

We often use bibliographies to discover works that the scholar referenced.  These cited sources are necessarily older than the article.

How about reversing the process? Use Google Scholar to discover more recent works which cite the article or book you have.

Type the title of your article into the Google Scholar search box:

Google Scholar Search













Use the Cited by link at the bottom of the article's entry:

Google Scholar Result

Notice that the example "source" article above was published in 1995. See an annotated image of the Cited by results--all more recent scholarship than the original article.

Links to Google Scholar throughout the library's web pages are specially coded to tie in with our owned and licensed collections and to Interlibrary Loan when necessary, via the Find it at WOU link. Or, rather than hunting down the link every time, you can setting your Google Scholar preferences to connect with the library:

  • Sign into your Google account, and then go to Scholar Settings.
  • Type "wou" in the 'Library Links' section.
  • Select the access boxes for Western Oregon University, and click Save.
  • When you link into WOU library resources, authenticate yourself with your PawPrint when requested.

 Google Scholar preferences

Simply using the address without setting your preferences will cut you off from library access. 

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