ENGL 251: Asian American Literature

Citation Mining

Use Citation Mining to Find Relevant Sources

Advanced Researchers use many different strategies to track down resources on a subject.

Try the following strategies:

  • Search by critic/scholar name to see what else that person has written - hopefully on your subject.
  • In ProQuest and Academic Search Complete, click on a title to open an article record. The author's name is hyperlinked to other works by that author indexed in our collections. (WorldCat would offer a more comprehensive overview).
    • You may also just search the author's name. Change the Search Field to AU Author.
  • Read closely through the Works Cited at the end of a helpful  source and use the library One Search to see if we carry works that sound relevant.
  • ProQuest and Academic Search Complete also link directly to article References.
  • In ProQuest you can use Cited by to see who cited the article. 

To track down articles from a works cited list:  

  • Paste or type in the work title. For long titles, try just the opening.
  • If we don't have the article in our collection, you may borrow it through InterLibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan for finding articles

Can't Find the Full Text of an Article?

  1. Note down the author, title of article, name of the magazine, journal or newspaper, and date of publication
  2. Make an Interlibrary Loan Request using the link below. Digital articles will be sent directly to you if you provide your email. Print articles are sent to Holman Library. We can arrange to send them to you or you can pick them up from the library.
    • Note: Requesting electronic articles from another library often takes 1-3 business days, or up to a week for physical item requests.
  3. Or Ask a Librarian for help by using the chat feature on the "Get Help" tab of this guide!