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Academic Writing Tips & Resources

This subject guide is designed to help Koç University students on various types of academic writing issues that may be encountered as they work through their courses, including writing research papers, essays, literature reviews and more.


Citation chaining is a strategy that helps you to locate related resources about your topic. When you find a related resource, you can use citation information to find other related resources. 

Backward chaining/searching: Basically, check the "References"/"Cited References" part of the source.

Forward chaining/searching:  Check the resources that have used this one from the "Cited by"/"Citing Articles" part.