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Literature Review: Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews is another Library database that is especially useful to find resources for a literature review or an annotated bibliography. The Annual Reviews publications' reprint and comment on the most influential articles that were published in a particular subject during a particular year. By searching Annual Reviews you will ensure that you are referencing and building upon the most influential research that has gone before. Visit the Quick Tutorial Videos page for a video demonstration of the Annual Reviews database. 

    1. Search by your topic. In this case we will look for articles about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Remember that you can limit your search results by selected journals, which in this database is very similar to limiting your search results by a particular subject.



  1. Articles that are available in full text will have a blue Full Text icon next to them in the search results list. You also have the option to refine your search results by author name, keyword, and journal (very similar to limiting by subject) on the search results page.

To access Annual Reviews go to the Databases page in the Library.

Annual Reviews and Web of Knowledge are two great databases to start with when you need to complete a literature review or an annotated bibliography, but you should not stop there! Search other Library databases that contain primary, scholarly information related to your topic to ensure that you are including the most valuable research in your review.

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