Use advanced techniques in EconLit:
Search with the JEL subject classification system
and the EconLit Thesaurus to identify subject terms.
Use the Index of Journal Titles in EconLit to perform a search for a particular journal
Use the History search in EconLit to combine the first two searches.
Browse the results for relevant review/survey articles.
Footnotes and Bibliographies
... are a quick way to find related materials and track authors.
1. what was cited in the orginal article
Option 1: Examine the references in articles you've already found, then use Find Journals to get access or request that article via ILL.
When you search for articles, don't rely strictly on keyword searches.
Authors: After identifying important articles, search for more articles by those authors.
Descriptors: Search in databases (like EconLit) for an article you've read.
Look at the descriptors used by the database to describe it.
Perform new searches based on those descriptors.
Organizations: Organizations publish reports, too. If you identify a relevant organization, search for that organization as an author.
Advanced Search Screen: there are many options such as document type (case studies, book chapters, etc.), language or geographic limiters, NASIC codes, and so on.
Web of Science - contains 3 Scholarly Citation Indexes:
Find influential articles and track citation usage.
Find what newer articles have used the original it since it was published.
Recommended for advanced users.
A Citation Map with forward and backward views. Source: Web of Science (Thomson Reuters)