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BIOL 348: Developmental Biology: Annual Reviews

What Are Review Articles?

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


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Annual Reviews in Biology @ Armacost Library

Annual Reviews is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the worldwide scientific community with useful and intelligent synthesis of the primary research literature for a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines.  Each year, Annual Reviews critically reviews the most significant primary research literature to guide you to the principal contributions of the field and help you keep up to date in your area of research. Each article is its own search engine, providing a gateway to the essential primary research literature referenced within each topic.