Academic Search Complete is a great place to start your search for both popular and scholarly articles, on almost any topic. It contains a large number of journals from numerous subject areas, the majority of which are peer-reviewed. This resource features mostly full text content, and goes as far back as 1865.
JSTOR provides simultaneous access to a wide variety of scholarly journals and monographs in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Use JSTOR to find historical information rather than current articles. Thousands of full-text scholarly articles, some dating back to the 1800s.
A good way to start a search.
The important concepts in your own words.
Found anywhere in the article (title, author, subject terms, etc.).
Join similar ideas or alternate term with "OR."
Link different parts of your topic with "AND."
Exclude concepts with "NOT."
Limit to Peer-Reviewed, Refereed or Scholarly articles...
This is part of the publication & editorial process for academic and research journals. Being peer-reviewed is a sign that a paper's author(s) have done a certain level of due diligence in their work and their research is complete, manages conflicts-of-interest, and is fair and objective.
Narrow the Date Range...
When looking for Current Research or Evidence-Based Practices limit your date range to the last 3-5 years.