Database of the month: Annual Reviews
The database Annual Reviews gives access to comprehensive review articles, covering the major literature on a specific topic, with the fields of economics and the social sciences.
Examples of journals are the Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, the Annual Review of Criminology (new in 2018), the Annual Review of Economics and the Annual Review of Statistics and Its Applications.
Review articles filter relevant primary research to guide you to the essential information. The articles in Annual Reviews capture current understanding of a topic – for example ‘Gender Quotas for Legislatures and Corporate Boards’, ‘Information Disclosure in Financial Markets’ or ‘Migrant Workers and Their Occupational Health and Safety’. The articles include what is well supported and what is controversial, set the work in historical context, highlight the major questions that remain to be addressed and the likely course of research in upcoming years and outline the practical applications and general significance of research to society.
This makes these articles very useful when you need an introduction to a new field of research or when you want to keep up to date of your field.