Databases have a large range of filters on the search results page (date, author, keyword ). Scopus and Web of Science have a Document Type filter that allows you to narrow down to primary and secondary research, you can click to just view:
Finding review articles: Look for journals with titles like: Advances in… Reviews in… Annual reviews… Progress in…
Got a great article or book? Check the references and look up the resource using following online tools:
To identify significant articles, you can look to see how many time and article has been cited in other research. There are several databases that provide that information: Scopus, Google Scholar, Web of Science databases. However there are potential problems with cited by data:
You can also sort your results by "Most Cited" to see which articles have been used the most in other research, but keep in mind that the more current articles will not have been cited yet by other researchers.
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