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.
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.
Finding Literature Reviews in Science Direct
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Enter search terms Example:
"vernal pool" AND nitrogen
Review articles in the results list will have "Review Article" next to the title.
Enter your search terms. Example:
selenium AND groundwater
Under Document Type in the results list, select Review
Resort to see highly cited reviews at the top of the list.
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Enter search terms AND review. Example:
selenium AND groundwater AND review
Highly cited reviews will appear at the top of the list.
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