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ITEE thesis coursework: Review articles

This guide shows you how to use the Library to find literature for your thesis. It covers searching and citing information.

Review and research articles

Review articles are useful for:

  • identifying key researchers
  • outlining gaps and research advances
  • identifying emerging trends 

You can find review and other research articles by searching UQ Library Search or specialist databases:

When you are searching add the words "review article" or "literature review". In some databases you can refine your search to select these as document type.

To expand your literature search, consult the reference lists of relevant theses, review papers, journal articles or books.

If the Library doesn't hold a journal article that you require access to, you can obtain most articles through Document Delivery. It is free to students. You can also request materials if they are held in the Warehouse or at a library location off St Lucia campus.


Key databases

The key databases for IT and electrical engineering include:

Citation databases

Citation databases allow you to easily establish which later documents have cited which earlier documents and how many times. It's a way of following the research and research activity of scholars.