Answered By: Lynn VanLeer Last Updated: Jun 01, 2017 Views: 1985
There are some options for locating classic works:
Option 1. Look at the number of times an article has been cited.
Option 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.
Tip: 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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