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These databases are focused on what all graduate students need to know:  how to analyse citations in their discipline to help them determine the best articles and most respected authors in their field of study. 

Dissertation and Theses of other graduate students can be searched directly, and citation analysis will permit you to find which articles are cited most often by other authors in a particular discipline.

  • SchlolarWorks
    Starting in Fall 2009 CSUS theses were submitted in electronic format. If the author(s) gave permission, the full text of the thesis is in ScholarWorks.
  • Web of Science
    Includes science, social sciences, and arts and humanities citation indexes

Websites and Search Engines

Lots of universities have guides on what is expected of their graduate students.  Adlephi University has a full tutorial on conducting a Literature Review (see below).  To find other examples, use a familiar search engine as shown below:

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