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General searching techniques: Reviews & Review Articles

Resources for research in Evolution & the Behavior of the Sexes

Reviews are secondary resources

Comprehensive review of the literature in sociology. Identifies major tends in the field as well as find general overviews of research in specific subject areas of sociology.
Comprehensive review of the literature in psychology. Can help students identify major trends in the field as well as find general overviews of research in specific subject areas of psychology.
Comprehensive review of the literature in anthropology. Identifies major tends in the field as well as find general overviews of research in specific subject areas of anthropology.
 
Collected Annual Reviews -- including the 3 titles above -- can be searched in one database:
 
Annual Reviews  (1950+)
Series of authoritative, analytic reviews in 33 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences.
 
Articles from journals, newsletters, proceedings, pamphlets, book and media reviews and more about global women's issues.
Full text access to peer reviewed journals, newsletters and bulletins through a collaboration between the American Anthropological Association and the University of California Press.
 
Other good sources for review articles are from major databases.  Reviews are typically listed as a "document type" or "publication type", a limiting feature:
 
Web of Science (ISI)  (Sciences (1900+), Social Sciences (1898+), and Arts and Humanities (1975+).)
Scopus  (1996+)
MEDLINE (EBSCOhost)  (1950+)  Also offered via Web Of Knowledge and Pubmed (the free to the world version)
National Library of Medicine's database of biomedical journal literature providing access to information on the following: population and reproductive biology, medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, the preclinical sciences, and allied health. Coverage is worldwide with an emphasis on English-language peer reviewed journals.

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