Honestly bringing a new dog in is not much different from brining home a puppy. Things tend to progress quicker and often you dont have to worry about the puppy nipping but a lot of the rest is similar. I would definitely recommend taking some positive reinforcement classes with the dog. It is so important even for people who have trained tons of dogs already.
For reading, well, I will try to limit lol...I love books:)
A wonderful book is called Before and After You Get Your Puppy. Yes, its catered towards puppies but also talks about older new dogs as well. And, its available for free as a pdf.
For background on dogs, but not really a how to primer....I highly highly recommend Susanne Clothier's Bones Would Rain from the Sky and Patricia McCOnnell's THe Other End of the Leash. Also, Karen Pryor's Dont Shoot the Dog is a wonderful base to have.
For actual training....I LOVE kikopup's videos on youtube. Patricia McConnel also has a 6 step program in a book called Family Friendly Dog Training and then I am now reading one that I really like called The Love That Dog Training Program.