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African Languages & Literatures Library Guide: Finding Seminal Authors and Mapping the Shape of the Literature

Tools for the postgraduate and scholarly researcher

Review Articles option on Google Scholar

Once you have done a search on Google Scholar for a subject or an author or title, it is possible to limit the results to "Review Articles" - these are articles which consist of a *literature review* on that topic, or discuss the works or author you have searched for. They are very useful tools for getting an overview of the published scholarship and various your topic.