A literature review may be part of an introduction or a stand-alone paper. There is not a set number of references that is deemed "enough" for reviews, so authors will need to determine the breadth and depth of the literature to include. Consider:
Make sure that the inclusion and exclusion criteria are clear.
A literature review will require a search of one or more databases. Keep track of the databases that you search, the dates when you searched, and your search strategy, so that you may report this information in your review.
Both contain references to scholarly journals in the areas of biomedicine and health from the MEDLINE database. See the LibGuides.
Provides indexing for 3,000+ journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.
A collection of abstracts and citations for peer-reviewed literature in the scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences. See the LibGuide.
Provides a range of publication types, including articles, books, conference papers, technical reports, and policy papers related to the field of education.
An American Psychological Association (APA) collection devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.
Includes full-text systematic reviews (of the highest level) of methodological studies and protocols.
When you find articles of interest in a database or search engine, bibliographic management programs make it easy to create a collection of references (citations and/or articles) and cite them in your document in the citation style of your choice.
*Briscoe Library provides classes and support for both RefWorks and Endnote.