Bibliography, Reference or Citation Lists

When you a find a few relevant journal articles or book, you can use what you have already found to find other resources on the same topic.

There are a few strategies you can apply. This guide shows you how to use subject headings to find more sources on your topic.

Browse the bibliography or reference list of the article or book you have found. This can lead to other research on your topic.

The image below contains citations for a research article called "Plant family-specific impacts of petroleum pollution on biodiversity and leaf chlorophyll content in the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador". Researchers can use the bibliography to find more research articles, books, videos on their topic to enhance their research.

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