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TIP: To help determine the importance of an article in the scholarly conversation on a topic, search the article title you find in MLA or any other library database in Google Scholar and note the "cited by" number. A higher number is a good indication of its importance but interpret it also in light of the date it was published.

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Google Scholar Search

Because Scholar is a full text search of books and articles, it uncovers secondary literature that other databases may miss.