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Literature reviews

Planning your search strategy and how to find, store, organise, evaluate and critique information for your literature review.

Find literature reviews on your topic

 Reading review articles is a good way to get an overview of the current research on a topic. The reviews will include key articles that you can follow up. 

Find reviews

Option 1 -

  1. Run your search in the database
  2. Limit the results to review or literature review - often found under Document type

Option 2 -

If there is no option to limit to reviews try adding the word "review" to your search.

  1. Go to the Advanced search of the database
  2. Enter your search terms
  3. Type review into a search line and change the field option to Title

Note: The results may include book reviews using this method.

Useful databases to find review articles