How Do I Find Review Articles?

How do I find review articles?

Review articles are also called literature reviews. They provide an overview of the research on a topic.

Good databases for review articles are:

Discover (add review as a keyword)

Google Scholar (add review as a keyword)

Scopus (limit results to Document Type - Review)

Web of Science (limit results to Document Type - Review)

Other article databases also allow you to search for review articles. To do this:

  • run your article database search
  • use the database limiter for review if available OR add review as a keyword

Be careful: limiting to "reviews" in some databases (e.g. Discover) will give you book reviews rather than review articles (peer-reviewed is not the same thing).

If you don't know which databases are good ones to search for your topic, see How do I find article databases on my topic?

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