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Mining References - Social Sciences: "MINING" REFERENCES -
What does it mean?

Mining References - Going "BACK"

Found an incredibly relevant source for your topic?  Mine its references for previously-published sources the authors are citing that might also be relevant to your research.

Cited Reference Searching - Going "FORWARD"

In addition to mining a relevant resource's references, do cited reference searches to find researchers who are citing that relevant source - their research might be relevant to you as well, and even more current.