A literature review may be conducted in order to inform practice and/or policy, serve as a basic element in a thesis or dissertation or as part of a proposal to obtain funding. The process can be divided into a series of steps:
Check out the sources below for more in-depth information.
Before you start your research choose a citation manager that works best for you! It will help you keep citations to all your articles, sources and data in one place making things much easier when it's time to write your papers. EndNote Desktop software is available for free through ITS, and the more streamlined EndNote Basic is available for free on the web.
In addition to the sources below, check out SLU Librarian Georgia Baugh's guide Style Guides & Manuals, including resources for APA, MLA, Chicago & more.