A guide to literature assists a user to use literature of a specific subject. It helps to evaluate and introduce literature. It lays emphasis on literature rather than the content of a specific subject. It mainly covers secondary and tertiary sources of information.
- Reader’s guide to the social sciences, edited by Bert F. Hoselitz, revised edition, New York, Free Press, 1970.
- Guide to historical literature, by American Historical Association, New York, Macmillan, 1961.
- Use of biological literature, edited by R.T. Bottle and H.V. Wyatt, 2nd ed., London, Butterworths, 1971.