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Since 1932, Annual Reviews has offered comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. Annual Reviews volumes are published yearly for 32 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences.

Each year, Annual Reviews critically reviews the most significant primary research literature to help researchers keep up to date. Distinguished researchers and editors synthesize and filter the vast amount of primary research in specific disciplines to create a guide to the principal contributions within the field. 

Annual Reviews are among the most highly cited publications indexed by the Institute for Scientific Information's Journal Citation Report.

Search tips:

  • If you wish to search all reviews, not just those in a specific discipline, click on the word go located in the upper right hand portion of the page.  On the next page click on search.  At this point you can choose to search all the annual reviews or only those in a specific discipline.

  • You can further narrow your search by executing a new search within the results list of your prior search. This iterative search technique obtains a more manageable number of more relevant results. For example, if you searched for 'blood cells' and found 8981 matches, you could then refine your search within those 8981 results by entering the criterion ' red NOT white' in the Search Within Results box.  Use the Search Within Results box on the right-hand side of your search results list to restrict your search to articles already in the list. You can use the same delimiters and syntax used in the Simple Search.

  • With the Advanced Search you can choose how to view the results of a performed search. You can order the results by date or by relevancy, display snippets or not, and determine how many results you wish to have displayed on a page. Snippets are sentences from the abstract or article that help you to know in more detail what the found article is about.

Where is it :

Go to the UNLV Libraries' home page. Under Find, select Articles, then under Article databases by name, click on the letter Aand select Annual Reviews.

Quick link:

Click here for Annual Reviews homepage


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