Searching for resources to write a literature review must be done in a methodical and thorough manner, using different types of literature, from a variety of sources. You should consider material such as books, journals, theses, conference proceedings, websites, encyclopaedias, handbooks, newspapers, government publications and statistics. However, most of the literature in your review should be of a scholarly or academic nature. See the Evaluating the Literature page in this guide for more information about assessing the quality of resources.
To begin searching systematically use the following steps as a guide: