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Reviews of research (also called bibliographic essays or literature reviews) are articles (or book chapters) which cite and summarize what has been published about a topic in recent years. Reviews are published in many sources: scholarly journals, yearbooks, subject encyclopedia-type "companions" and other publications.
For busy students and scholars, reviews of research are useful shortcuts; use the reviews to gain an overview of a subfield and to quickly peruse summaries of the vast output of scholarly publications.
To find reviews of research that are published in journals, go to a database such as LLBA and enter search terms, then limit your search to reviews by selecting "Reviews" in the options under Document Type.
Most recent issues available only in print; older issues available online. An annual, critical survey of research on language and literature. Five main sections: General linguistics (begun in 1974), Latin, Romance languages, Germanic languages, and Slavonic studies.