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Research for Your Doctoral Project in Organization Development: Following the Research Trail

Guide for research and writing a doctoral project in Organization, Learning, and Developoment

Articles from the Past

1.  Follow the References 

Once you find an article that is appropriate to the subject you are researching,  consider looking at the list of references or bibliography at the end of the article to find other articles which might also relate to your research.  The publication dates of the references will always be older than the publication of citing article.Example of a BibliographyMany databases link bibliography citations so that you can easily access these articles.  Look for "Cited References".

From Dorinne Banks, George Washington University

Articles into the Future

2.  Follow the New Research Trail

Many databases may also provide another link to articles which refer to this article in their most recent papers.

In the example above, the Times Cited in this Database link allows you to follow the research trail beyond the year of publication of the article which in this case is 2007. You may find more recent research relevant to your topic by using this feature.

From Dorinne Banks, George Washington University

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