Reviewing the literature. Why & How?. Literature review. Is a summary of the literature relevant to the subject of your research. It should be critical - try to avoid simply cataloguing previous work but evaluate it as well. It should be accompanied by references listing your sources.
Why & How?
Bell, J., (1999), Doing your research project, 3rd Edn, Buckingham, Open University Press
Luck, M., (1999), Your Student Research Project, Aldershot, Gower.