The Library catalogue - the Library's search tool. Find information on any topic from journals, conferences, books and more.
Library databases - search tools that index literature such as articles, papers, reports, books chapters and more. Find full text material, or the reference and abstract only.
Is the article peer reviewed? See the guide How to find peer reviewed journal articles (2 p.)
Start by searching some of the following:
It is important to evaluate the articles/papers you find to make sure they are of a high quality. Sometimes you will be asked to use peer reviewed journal articles. See the following video and brief "How to" guide for help.
Make a list of key concepts that relate to your topic
Combine these keywords using the search connectors OR, AND
Use this symbol * to find word variations e.g. survey* will find survey, surveys, surveyed, surveying...
Use double quotes for phrases "earth sciences"
Search example: technique OR method
For more help try some of the short Library guides below: