In order to learn how well (or poorly) received a book or article was in the field, read reviews! You can also use reviews to discover new scholarship in the field. They can also point you at similar (or better) books or articles.
HINT: add the key words "review" or "review article" to your Catalyst search.
(Searches through citations, subject indexing, and abstracts)
Articles in this collection offer comprehensive summaries of the state of research on topics from many disciplines in the sciences and social sciences. Covers 1997 - current.
Journal: Choice Reviews by Association of College and Research Libraries