What is a review article?

Review articles summarize the scholarly research on a specific topic. They can help you discover

  • The main people working in a field
  • Recent major advances and discoveries
  • Significant gaps in the research
  • Current debates 
  • Ideas of where research might go next (source)

Most article databases have advanced features that will help you find review articles.  Examples:

PubMed

ProQuest

 

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