Database of the Week: Annual Reviews

Since 1932, Annual Reviews has offered comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. Volumes are published each year for 46 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences including Economics. Annual Reviews is used by researchers who want to keep up in their field and by students who want to be introduced or gain a general overview to a topic.

The articles found in the volumes of Annual Reviews (for more information see:

  • share current understanding of a topic.
  • put a work in historical context.
  • highlight important questions.
  • and more...  

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