In tertiary studies, Literature Reviews can take different forms:
Before you start it’s useful to identify which type of literature review you are being asked to do. Resources on this page will all be useful. Ask questions to clarify which type of literature review your lecturer / supervisor is expecting.
Getting started with your literature review - presentation
Your lecturer may have some different expectations for a literature review, but it's likely that the Introduction, Body, Conclusion structure will be required, as well as the division of the topic into different themes / issues / subtopics. Note the way that the writer analyses, compares and contrasts and critically evaluates information and ideas from her sources.
More examples of different types of literature reviews can be found via Unitec LibrarySearch.
This video from a US university (North Carolina State University) provides an overview of what a literature review is. It also discusses what the term 'literature' refers to and outlines some steps in the process of writing a literature review.