Follow the Citation Chain Backward: What research/authors informed your author?
Follow the Citation Chain Forward: What research has been informed by your author/text?
Pursue the citation trails in LibrarySearch to see what other texts a source has cited, and also who has cited it. Note that in LibrarySearch, this is possible only for journal articles, book results are not included.
In the database Historical Abstracts, go to the Cited References button at the top of the screen. Enter your title and author name, then follow instructions for viewing cited articles.
In any search tool, search for a book title or it's topic and:
This will retrieve articles discussing previous research on a topic that can alert you to key authors, significant studies, and key theoretical approaches that historians have used to address this topic.
If our library does not have the journal or book chapter you need, you can request them through the InterLibrary Loan (ILL) service. The service is free, and the library will find the article for you at another university.
*Note that during the pandemic, ILL is only available for digital items - electronic journal articles and book chapters. Entire books are not eligible for ILL right now. If you need an entire book, ask Alice for advice.
or try Google Scholar. Make sure you have the Library Links settings configured to link you to MRU Library.