For additional help using any of the resources in this guide, consult the Help sources at left. You can also email librarian Elin O'Hara-Gonya at email@example.com
Seminal works typically report a major breakthrough or insight into a topic. These articles report on studies that change our understanding of a topic or describe a new research method. Together, seminal articles form the "canon" of works critical to understanding a topic. When writing a literature review, it is essential you include seminal works on your topic.
Need research help -- or just have a question? Ask a librarian!