My son was exactly like that and it was exhausting, both during the day because I never got a break, and in the evening meltdown period.
In a nutshell, what I discovered from reading various books is that infants that age need to sleep again about every two hours or so from when they last wake up (this increases as they get older--but in babies your daughters age will likely be around 1-2.5 hours), but essentially, you need to look for signs like rubbing eyes, yawning, crankiness that's not related to hunger/diaper and then soothe your baby to sleep (I swaddled, played white noise, and bounced gently on one of those big balls). Otherwise, if you miss the signs they are tired you miss the sleep window and they become wired and won't sleep (think how hard it can be even for adults who are overtired).
So, what I was doing was thinking, gee, my son just woke up 1.5 hours ago after sleeping 8 hours at night, he can't possibly be tired! Wrong. The first needed nap can be as short as an hour after waking. For the longest time, I assumed the fussiness was due to other stuff (he must be bored, I'll do x with him, hmmm, he's still crying, I'll do y with him) and really all my moving him around and entertaining him was just keeping him up when he needed to sleep, and he needed my help to get to sleep (he never just fell asleep on his own, just started to increasingly melt down, but wrap him in a blanket and bounce for a minute and voila).
So, my advice, look for yawning, eye rubbing, "quieting" of the body or an increase in fussiness, expect it within about 2 hours of when she last woke up but may be sooner, and then try to soothe her for a nap. She might fight the naps at first because you might not hit the nap window exactly right and she's not used to taking them, but just use whatever sleep technique works for you (rocking, bouncing, swing if you need to, heck, if you're desperate, drive her around if that works -- though of course you wouldn't want to do this forever, etc.) Happiest Baby on the Block is good for getting babies to sleep (though less helpful on when to do it).
I'm personally not a fan of Babywise or Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child (though the basics in this book are good -- but his cry it out techniques seem a little harsh); but someone recommended Good Night, Sleep Tight which is similar to Healthy Sleep Habits but a lot more coherent and a little less harsh.