A literature review provides an overview of what's been written about a specific topic. There are many different types of literature reviews. They vary in terms of comprehensiveness, types of study included, and purpose. Narrative literature reviews, systematic reviews, and integrative reviews are some of the most common.
How to undertake a literature search: a step-by-step guide (Watson, 2020, BJN, 29(7): 431-435)
Writing the Literature Review : A Practical Guide by Sara Efrat Efron and Ruth Ravid
Writing Literature Reviews guide from RSU Libraries
Types of Literature Reviews
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