Primary articles and review articles are both types of scholarly articles and both can be found by searching the library's databases.
|Primary Articles||Review Articles|
|Articles that report on original research.||Articles that compile and summarize research conducted by others.|
|Will have a methods section that discusses the experiment or project the authors conducted.||Will usually not have a methods section. If there is a methods section the authors will discuss searching databases to find the articles that they based their review on.|
|Provide detailed information about a specific area of research. Find the latest information on a research topic.||Provide a summary or overview of research on a topic. Find background or history on a research topic.|
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