Conducting Research Literature Reviews: From the Internet to Paper. Arlene Fink. Los Angeles : SAGE, c2010. Main Library Stacks Q180.55.M4 F56 2010 (2005 edition also available)
Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Social Science Research Imagination Chris Hart. London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 1998. Main Library Stacks H62 .H2566 1998
Literature Review: A Step-by-Step Guide for Students Diana Ridley. London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 2012. Main Library Stacks LB2369 .R525 2012
Writing literature reviews : a guide for students of the social and behavioral sciences. Jose L. Galvan. Glendale, CA : Pyrczak, . 162pp. Main Library Stacks H61.8 .G3 2006
A few tips to consider when preparing your literature review:
Become familiar with key words and other important terminology. Try using the database thesarus or other database subject headings.
"Mine" bibliographies. If you find a good article on your topic, consider tracking down the resources the author(s) used for their research. Try Google Scholar to do this!
The absence of research may tell you as much as the abundance of resources on a topic.
A literature review should try to answer questions such as
Below are some useful links for writing a literature review.
How to Write a Literature Review (Denney and Tewksbury in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education June 2013)
How to put together a literature review (YouTube video from North Carolina State University)