Keep in mind that a literature review defines and sets the stage for your later research. While you may take the same steps in researching your literature review, your literature review is not:
One of the first things you need to think about before beginning the literature review is the scope of your research. You need to develop a good research question because you don't want it so broad that it encompasses too many research areas and can't be reasonably answered.
Steps to developing a research question: