Using what you've found to find more. 

If you can just find one or two relevant articles or books, you can often use what you've found to find more. Here are a few strategies: 

1. Bibliography/Reference Lists - Browse the bibliography or references at the end of a relevant book, article, or entry in a reference work. Does the author of the book or article cite other sources you could use? 

example of bibliographic references

Be sure to determine whether the source you want is an article or book. For articles, you can use our Find Your Citation tool to see if the library has it or, if not, request it through interlibrary loan. For books, enter the title into the home page search box to see if we have it. If not, you can try requesting it through Link+. See the page in this guide entitled "I have a citation, but I don't know what it's for or how to find it" for additional help with reading citations. 

2. Subject Headings - If you find a relevant book in OneSearch, click on the title of the book and then look at thesubject headings that have been assigned to it. If you click on one of these links, you will be taken to all of the other books in the library that have also been assigned that same subject heading.  

3. Google Scholar - For scholarly books and articles, you can also use Google Scholar to find out who cited the work by clicking on the "Cited by" link underneath the citation. This will take you to all of the other scholarly books and articles, indexed by Google Scholar, that cite that particular work. 

Cited by for an article in Google Scholar