Old Testament Prophets
How to Get Started

The Anchor Bible 
BS 192.2 .A1 v. 1-38 REFERENCE

Probably the best initial source for background of the author and text. Covers literary-structural characteristics of biblical prophets; context within the canon of the Hebrew Bible; and theological aspects of individual prophetic books. Volumes are arranged in biblical order.

The New Interpreter’s Bible 
BS 491.2 .N484 1994 v. 1-12  REFERENCE

Introductions to each biblical book cover essential historical, literary, sociocultural, and theological issues. Volumes 6 and 7 cover the prophets.
See especially volume 6, “Introduction to Prophetic Literature.”