Questions requesting papers in the literature on specific, narrow issues.
This tag is for questions requesting papers in the literature on specific, narrow issues.
Avoid broad questions for resources covering an entire field; such questions are off-topic for this site, no matter what tag you use. See this discussion on the meta site for further explanation. Also, avoid questions that are primarily opinion-based (e.g., "What is the best textbook on algorithms?") or that amount to a request for a set of links, as those are also off-topic for this site.
In contrast, questions that ask for references on a narrow issue, where the answer is likely a handful of papers at most, are potentially suitable for this site.