By consulting book reviews of the scholarly works you are reading, you can gain a better understanding of the place of a particular work within the field. Here are a few tips for locating book reviews:
If you're interested in a broad historical topic, or would like to browse for inspiration, try one of these Library of Congress call letters:
Locations of books
Historians produce scholarship in several different genres, including entries in specialized subject encyclopedias; edited and annotated volumes of primary sources; surveys or textbooks; articles published in scholarly journals; articles aimed at a general audience that are published in popular venues such as magazines or blogs; scholarly essays published as part of a digital humanities project; and monographs.
A scholarly monograph:
Primo is the best tool to use when searching for monographs. When you see a title that might be relevant to your research, be sure to click on the "item details" tab in the catalog record to find out more information about it. Typically the full catalog record will provide several clues to help you determine whether the title is a scholarly monograph written by a historian: