This page points you to specialized resources for identifying areas of scholarly debate and quickly getting an overview of the scholarship on a topic.
Instead of making a single focused argument, review articles provide a high-level overview of the scholarly research on a topic. They tend to be fairly broad in scope. You can use review articles (like the ones published in Annual Reviews journals) to identify major scholars and works on a topic.
Use these resources to find annotated bibliographies written by scholars with expertise on the topic. These bibliographies point you to major books, articles, and authors.