I have written previously on developing a bibliography. Now Andrew Byers, who teaches at Cranmer Hall, Durham University, has written a very helpful post on the Logos Academic Blog on ‘How to use secondary literature in NT research’ that covers similar ground but with further suggestions and valuable links to resources. He writes (with students particularly in mind),
Engaging with this material will likely increase your grade or assessment mark (assuming you engage with it well). More importantly, it will deepen your understanding of the passage you are studying and the history of research behind it.
Do have a look at this post.