Literature Reviews for Public Affairs and Policy: Finding other Literature Reviews

Designed as a guide for students in the PAP PhD program.

Finding Published Literature Reviews

As noted previously, published books, articles, and reports will include literature reviews. Dissertations will also contain a literature review section.
There are also special issues of journals that are literature reviews, as well as series specializing in literature reviews (ex. Annual Reviews Online).

You can use our databases to find published literature reviews by using the phrases:

  • "Literature Review"
  • "Review of Literature"
  • "Review of the literature"

Some databases, including PAIS, also have a function allowing you to only look for literature reviews.




literature review or review of literature or box

annual review articles