Following citations, also known as Citation Chaining, is the process of starting with one good book or article and following citations to find other sources on the same topic. You can follow a chain of citations backward in time or forward in time.
Please watch this short video from McMaster University to learn more about using citation chaining to find sources.
Google Scholar can be helpful because it provides a "Cited By" link for many research articles.
Another helpful feature in Google Scholar is that you can connect the library's full text holdings directly to your search results in Google Scholar. Please watch this video on how to connect Google Scholar with the Simpson Library.
provides a measure of scholarly impact (how influential a work is in an area of study).