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Writing 131 (Ruiz): Original Research and Review Article Examples

Journal Production

Original Research Article Example

Original research articles are based on an experiment or study. They will have a methodology section that tells how the experiment was set up and conducted, a results or discussion section, and usually a conclusion section.

Finnish Prenatal Study of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (FIPS-A): Overview and Design

Review Article Example

Review articles are written to bring together and summarize the results/conclusions from multiple original research articles/studies. They will not usually have a methodology section, and they generally have very extensive bibliographies.

Tipping the Balance of Autism Risk: Potential Mechanisms Linking Pesticides and Autism

Finding Literature Reviews

Sometimes it's helpful to look at other literature reviews on your topic before writing your own.

Finding Literature Reviews in Google Scholar

Enter search terms AND "review. Example:
'repressed memory" AND abuse AND review

Highly cited reviews will appear at the top of the list.
When pdf is not available, click "More" to see UC-eLinks button.

Finding Literature Reviews in Academic Search Complete

Do a keyword search with your terms. Example:
autism
AND
immunization OR vaccination
AND
review

Finding Literature Reviews in Science Direct

Go to Advanced Search
Enter search terms Example:
"repressed memory" OR "dissociative amnesia"
AND
abuse OR violence
Look for: Review Article under article title

Note: Articles in the results list will have "Review Article" next to the title.

Original Research or Review? Example #1

Examine the article to determine whether is original research or a review article.

Recovered Memory Therapy: A Dubious Practice Technique

Original Research or Review? Example #2

Examine the article to determine whether is original research or a review article.

Linking thought suppression and recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse.