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CELT: SoTL Scholars

Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching ; Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Coming up with Keywords

How to set up journal and publisher alerts

Finding a known resource from a citation

Citation chaining is when you go find a resource based on a resource you already have. You can find something that is cited within the resource (working backward), or you can find a resource that cites the one you have (working forward). 

Finding a resource from a citation

There are a few different ways to find a known resource from a citation. You can use the ISU Library's website A-Z ejournals link to search for the journal name. 

By searching in the A-Z List of e-Journals you basically track back the resource using the citation. First you find whether we have access to the journal, then narrow that down by looking within the correct year, volume, and issue number until you find your known article. 

You can also use the ISU Library's Quick Search, and the Article Indexes & Databases to find known resources, as well as Google Scholar. Quick Search has "find sources citing this" and "find sources citing this" icons you can click on to further your searching. Google Scholar has the "cited by" and "related articles" features that you can similarly use. 

Teaching Journals - by Subject Area / Discipline

Top-Tier Journals in Some Disciplines

Take a look! You may find some interesting information.

Click the Download link to view entire report. Use subject links at the bottom of the DR document's page to see 2013 updates in your area.



Another way to identify journals of interest is by searching indexes. When you find relevant articles, take a look at the journal publishing those articles. You can choose indexes in your own subject area, or you can search education-focused indexes. Below are some links to get you started.

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