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You can use a review article to get a better understanding of the existing research on a topic, identify research questions you would like to explore, and to find relevant sources in the review article’s bibliography.
In other words, reading a review article can save you time and give you a more well-rounded and coherent understanding of your topic.
Unlike typical research articles, review articles do not present any original primary research. For this reason, some assignments may not allow you to directly cite a review article in your paper. However, you can still use the article to get a general understanding of the field and to find important primary research articles.
Also note that for most senior theses in the sciences, the proper place to cite a review article is in the first few paragraphs of your introduction. By placing references to a review article in your early intro, you give your reader a place to go for more information if they are unfamiliar with your field.
Be sure to review the writing prompt and check with your instructor to be sure!
Finding a review article is relatively simple, though it varies slightly depending on what database you are using.
Web of Science
UCLA Library Journal Search
Chaudhury, D., Loh, D. H., Dragich, J. M., Hagopian, A., & Colwell, C. S. (2008). Select cognitive deficits in vasoactive intestinal peptide deficient mice. BMC neuroscience, 9(1), 63.
Tottenham, N., & Sheridan, M. A. (2009). A review of adversity, the amygdala and the hippocampus: a consideration of developmental timing. The developing human brain, 204.