The "Data and Statistics" tab includes links to library resources (such as Views Wire and Lexis Nexis Statistical Insight), as well as many international government resources related to Development Economics issues.
It will also be useful to explore the Library's "Economics databases" to locate scholarly material to find commentary to support your qualitative and quantitative analysis.
This can often make any theoretical or empirical work you do in other sections clearer, as you understand the topic more thoroughly.
When researching your dissertation, it is not uncommon to read 20-30 journal articles.
Themes (sub-sections) might be different theories which try to explain a phenomenon, or they might discuss how the debate has evolved.
First of all, you are welcome to contact me anytime for assistance with finding data, articles or other research for your projects and assignments.
You may want to follow this route – or you may decide to omit the literature review entirely.
But many students normally spend some time making a separate section in which they discuss the existing literature.
Remember that your university library will likely have many electronic journals and databases in which you can search for papers.
Databases such as Econlit are helpful, although they might miss some important contributions as they depend on how you phrase your search.