However, the method and scope of reviews can vary depending on the purpose of the review and the common practices in your field.
Here are the most common types of reviews you're likely to come across. There are many other types of reviews, from critical to umbrella; some reviews are more map than narrative but the approach you will use depends on your assignment and your discipline.
Check the articles and guides listed below for more on the types of review; in particular, Grant & Booth (2009) provides a long, thorough list of review types and methodologies.
Cronin, P., Ryan, F., & Coughlan, M. (2008). Undertaking a literature review: a step-by-step approach. British Journal of Nursing 17(1), 38-43.
Grant, M. J. and Booth, A. (2009). A typology of reviews: an analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health Information & Libraries Journal 26, 91-108. doi:10.1111/j.1471-1842.2009.00848.x
Further reading: Xiao, Y., & Watson, M. (2019). Guidance on conducting a systematic literature review. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 39(1), 93–112. doi:10.1177/0739456X1772397