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BIOL 394: Junior Seminar: Review Articles & Annual Reviews

Recent advances in biology presented in a seminar format by Redlands faculty, seniors, and visiting scholars.

What Are Review Articles?

Review articles information from the Cal Poly Pomona University Library

Review articles are written to summarize the current state of the research on a particular topic. Ideally, the writer searches for everything relevant to the topic, and then sorts it all out into a coherent view of the “state of the art” as it now stands. Review articles will teach you about:

  • the main people working in a field
  • recent major advances and discoveries
  • significant gaps in the research
  • current debates
  • ideas of where research might go next

Annual Reviews in Biology and Related Subjects @ Armacost Library

Annual Reviews articles:

  • Capture current understanding of a topic, including what is well supported and what is controversial;
  • Set the work in historical context;
  • Highlight the major questions that remain to be addressed and the likely course of research in upcoming years; and
  • Outline the practical applications and general significance of research to society.