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Understanding Review Types: Introduction

This guide includes a series of blog posts written by Grace Romund (2017) for the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library. Some slight modifications have been made to update the work and ensure link consistency.


There are many types of reviews published in academic literature. These pages will introduce you to some of the more common types of reviews, featuring:

  • How reviewers find literature to review for each review type
  • How the information gathered for each review type is synthesized and described
  • Reasons for writing one review type over an another
  • Primary objectives of the different review types
  • Some additional readings to help you learn about how to conduct these types of reviews

These articles were originally part of the 2017 Health Sciences Library blog series "Understanding Review Types" [View original post].

Which review is right for you?

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