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CESP 858 Research, Assessment and Program Evaluation

This guide is for the class CESP 858: Research, Assessment and Program Evaluation

Citation Chasing and Cited Reference Searching

Citation Chasing

  • Citation chasing involves conducting research by using citations from sources you already have to find more sources.
  • This can be a great alternate search strategy when regular keyword searching isn’t turning up the results you would like.

Cited Reference Searching

  • Cited reference searching involves finding out how many other sources have cited the source you’ve found since it was published

  • You can use the "cited by" feature in Google Scholar to find other sources that have cited your source.

  • Some databases also have a "cited reference search" feature you can use. For example, there is a "cited references" tab along the top bar of the Academic Search Complete database.

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