The different types of review articles seems to be ever growing, from systematic reviews and maps to scoping reviews. Other types include critical and narrative reviews. When in higher education I always taught students from year one some of the basic steps of systematic reviewing as I believe (and they would feed back) that this provides a great background to desk-top research, and will support them throughout their studies.
This page provides resources I pulled together from when I taught on a Professional Doctorate programme. It provides a brief overview to systematic review and I hope to illustrate the usefulness of applying some of the steps to your research process. Here are all the materials used in the session and more.
PowerPoint slides: (right mouse click to download)
Prof Doc ystematic Review WORKSHOP
Cochrane Collaboration YouTube channel
Blog article on getting started in desk top research
See also a previous post on using Boolean terms