Questions to ask as you evaluate scholarly books:
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. Oftentimes you'll find reviews at the same time you search Primo for the book itself. Here are a few additional tips for locating book reviews:
Google Scholar can help you find articles which have cited an article that you have found. Frequent citation is often (but not always!) a marker for a particularly influential scholarly work.
Step 1: When looking at search results, check for the 'Cited by X' link underneath each result. That will tell you how many subsequent articles (that Google Scholar is aware of) have cited this particular article or book.
Step 2: Click that link, and you will be taken to a new set of results, all of which have cited the original article, which will still be listed at the top of the page.
Google Books can be extraordinarily useful for getting inside books and finding relevant scholarship. For best scholarly practices, you should then track down that book in Primo so that you can evaluate the book as a whole.