After studying this section you will know how and where to find the recent published literature you need by using the advanced search method "citation search".
More on search methods
Many of the publications you find will contain relevant bibliographies. The disadvantage is that these titles always pre-date the publication in which they are mentioned.
Citation searches reverse this process: who has cited the publication you have found? In this way you will find recent literature.
Some databases (e.g. Web of Science) have this option.
Citation searching in Web of Science
Citations are the connection between scientific publications. In this way authors make the connection between their own current research and previously published scientific publications.
The citation index indexes these credentials. In this way you can look ahead to what more recent research has been done based on the publication ("cited by").
Additionally, a citation search gives you the opportunity to look back to see on what previously published works the author has based his research ("cited references").
You will however need to use a database with bibliographical references. And options vary widely per database.
You can find citations in: