"A literature review is a document or section of a document that collects key sources on a topic and discusses those sources in conversation with each other (also called synthesis). The lit review is an important genre in many disciplines, not just literature (i.e., the study of works of literature such as novels and plays). When we say “literature review” or refer to “the literature,” we are talking about the research (scholarship) in a given field. You will often see the terms “the research,” “the scholarship,” and “the literature” used mostly interchangeably."
Primary Research Articles
Primary research articles report on a single study. In the health sciences, primary research articles generally describe the following aspects of the study:
Secondary Research Articles
Review articles are the most common type of secondary research article in the health sciences. A review article is a summary of previously published research on a topic. Authors who are writing a review article will search databases for previously completed research and summarize or synthesize those articles, as opposed to recruiting participants and performing a new research study.
Specific types of review articles include:
Review articles often report on the following:
From J.A. Davis Library https://libguides.rio.edu/c.php?g=624144&p=4538226