If an article search indicates we don't have an item:
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2) If available, click an article link, if not, click the journal link.
3) Can't find it? Request it from another library through Interlibrary Loan.
Resources for INLS 203: Human Information Behavior in UNC's School of Information and Library Science, taught by Emily Vardell.
What is a literature review?
Rather than describing original research results, literature reviews summarize the research on a particular topic by synthesizing information from many primary sources.
Why should I read literature reviews?
Review articles can be helpful for gathering background information and identifying key articles in a particular field.
How can I find a literature review?
Many library databases, including Scopus, Web of Science, and PubMed, allow you to filter search results to include only "review articles" or "literature reviews." Annual Reviews is a database of reviews synthesizing primary research in the sciences.
Writing a literature review? Check out our tutorial.