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REA 112hp - Downtown - Annotated Bibliography: Find REVIEW articles

Search Strategy for Review Articles

1. Open MegaSearch

  • Click Advanced Search (under the box)

2. In the top box, enter a keyword or "quoted phrase" for your main topic

  • Example: phlebotomy
  • Example: "laboratory technician"

3. Click Search

  • Note the number of results (under the search boxes)

4. Click Advanced Search

  • Check boxes for all relevant disciplines
  • Then Search again
  • Note the number of results

5. Limit to Review Articles 

  • In the second search box, type this:  TI review or AB review
  • Cick Search
  • Note the number of results

6. Optional tweaks

  • Increase relevance by field limiting your main topic
    • To the right of the top search box, click Select a Field.
    • Experiment with one of these fields
      • AB Abstract
      • TI Title
      • SU Subject
  • Find more articles on your main topic with synonyms
    • Your first search: phlebotomy
    • New search: phlebotomy or "laboratory technicians"

7. Email an article to yourself, with an APA citation.

  • Click the Email icon (envelope) in the right margin.
  • Type your email and a good subject description.
  • Under Citation Format, select APA