I would try to work the references into your text and include why you're referring the reader to them. I might write something like:
Smith et al.  provides additional background on flying monkeys and their use in underwater basket making.
Several recent articles review flying monkey [1, 2, 3].
Recent tutorials and overviews of flying moneys exist for readers unfamiliar with the their background and use [1, 2, 3].
As a style note, I would not simply refer to the number inline (e.g. see [1, 2, 3])).
For more inspiration, I would skim and read recent articles in your target journals.
I find reading to be a one method for improving my own writing style.
Here's an example from my own publication:
For readers who are unfamiliar with IPMs, recent overviews, introductions, and tutorials of integral projection models exist (e.g., Ellner and Rees, 2006, Ramula et al., 2009, Ellner et al., 2010, Merow et al., 2014).