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Review vs. Research Articles

How can you tell if you are looking at a Research Paper, Review Paper or a Systematic Review?  Examples and article characteristics are provided below to help you figure it out.


Finding Review and Research Papers in PubMed

Many databases have special features that allow the searcher to restrict results to articles that match specific criteria. In other words, only articles of a certain type will be displayed in the search results. These “limiters” can be useful when searching for research or review articles. PubMed has a limiter for article type, which is located on the left sidebar of the search results page. This limiter can filter the search results to show only review articles.

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