Questions to Consider

Ask yourself:

  • What specific research questions do I want to address?

  • How much time do I have to work on the review?

  • Do I have a team to assist me?

  • How much of the published literature do I need to review?

  • Does my lit search need to be reproducible?

Narrative Review

Provides an overview of a topic, highlights important or critical aspects of a topic, or traces the historical development of a topic or concept

Scoping Review

Systematically examines the range, extent or nature of literature on a topic or question

Rapid Review

Appropriate for emerging questions requiring quick answers

Review of Reviews

Synthesizes the results of existing systematic reviews on a topic or question