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Literature Review: Finding Published Literature Reviews

This guide will introduce you to the methods of doing a literature review.

Search Tips for Locating Literature Reviews

Search for literature reviews in article databases. Use keywords related to your topic and "literature review" in quotations as an additional keyword.


Some databases provide filters to limit a search to literature reviews (log into Esearch for access):

ProQuest In "Advanced Search" under "Search Options" under "Document Type" select "Literature Review"

PsychArticles and PsychInfo In "Advanced Search" under "Search Options" under "Methodology" select "Literature Review"

Science Direct In "Advanced Search" add the phrase "literature review" (in quotes) to your search terms.

PubMed On the results page after having searched for articles under "Article Types" select "Review"