Citation searching will help you identify important journals and articles. The impact factor (IF) measures the average number of citations to articles published in a journal.
Use Citation Indexes to find if a particular author and/or paper has been cited.
When you find a relevant article look to see if it has been cited by other authors.
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You have the article
Quadagno, Jill, Why the United States has no national health insurance: Stakeholder mobilization against the welfare state, 1945-1996 Journal of Health and Social Behaviour 45 (extra issue) 25-44 2004
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Quadagno, J* (use surname, first initial and truncation symbol)
Retrieve abbreviation of journal name from list provided, and enter year of publication. J Health Soc Behav
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From the list, select the ariticle and click on Finish Search at the top of the list.
Results show the article has been cited 32 times - the most recent in 2012
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Select displayed result. On right hand side all published articles by the author will be listed. Click on article for citing references.