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Excerpted from Evans, Minotti, Post. & Sweet, "Literature Resources: Where to Search." in Literature Searches and Literature Reviews for Transportation Research Projects: How to Search, Where to Search, and How to Put It All Together: Current Practices.
NOTE: VDOT employees may want to start with this helpful Guide to Transportation Planning Data Sources.
Seminal works are key works in a field: articles, books, or other texts that are introduce new knowledge in a particular field. You'll see them cited over and over again as you go about your literature review. Northcentral University has compiled a guide to finding seminal works, together with a workshop on finding seminal research that can be viewed online.
An additional resource is Web of Science, an interdisciplinary database that allow for sorting of results by the number of citations of a particular article.
Web of Science offers multidisciplinary coverage of over 10,000 journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as published proceedings for over 12,000 conferences per year, and over 50,000 scholarly books. Powerful tools allow you to search and see what articles in the database have cited a particular work, as well as perform other analytics.
In addition to sorting by times cited, this database offers tools for analyzing search results and creating citation reports.
NOTE: Only accessible to UVA faculty/students and VTRC Research Scientists. For assistance with a Web of Science search contact the VDOT Research Library.