Scholarly books are typically written for an expert audience and intended to share research findings. Although not peer reviewed, books published by university presses or other respected academic publishers go through a thorough editorial process.
The main types of scholarly books include:
Encyclopedias are important sources to consider when initially researching a topic.
The TiU library has online access to a large number of encyclopedias. They are listed on the library's Encyclopedias and dictionaries page.
In an encyclopedia you won't find the latest developments in an academic field.