Answered By: Lynn VanLeer Last Updated: Apr 19, 2017 Views: 1809
There are some options for locating classic works:
1. Look at the number of times an article has been cited.
2. Look for articles written by major theorists.
The Theorists and Theories Guide can help you identify a theorist. Then do an author search in the library databases.
Classic works are ones that have had a major impact in a field of study.
It takes time to become a classic work. Most articles that are classic will be 10 years old or older.
Some hallmarks of classic works:
Frequently cited by other authors
Written by major theorists or researchers
Often called influential, seminal or groundbreaking in literature reviews
- Is there a way to automatically connect the Walden Library to Google Scholar?
- Can I use a database to search for theories?
- How do I find books by an author?
- How do I find articles by an author?
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