Answered By: Erin Mooney
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2015     Views: 86

Even if you just find a few articles or books, you can use what you've already found to get more sources for your research. Here are a few strategies to try:

Browse the bibliography or references at the end of a relevant book, article, or entry in a reference work.

If you find a relevant book in the catalog, click on a subject heading in the record to find more books on the same topic:

Use Google Scholar to find out who cited the relevant work you already found:


Another option: use Google Scholar or the library catalog to search for what else an author has written.

Thanks go to the Portland State University Library for sharing their Library DIY idea with us!

Chat with a Reference Librarian:


Call the Library Service Desk at (404) 727-6873.

Text us a question to (404) 994-3366.