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Literature Mapping

An overview of tools for mapping scholarly literature.

What is Literature Mapping?

Literature mapping is a way of discovering scholarly articles by exploring connections between publications.

Similar articles are often linked by citations, authors, funders, keywords, and other metadata. These connections can be explored manually in a database such as Scopus or by the use of free browser-based tools such as Connected Papers, Citation Gecko, and Open Knowledge Maps

The following is an introduction to these four methods.