Have a look at our How To... page for our three part tutorial on conducting library research. The Starting Your Research in MCL tutorial (Part 2) has examples of searches related to education, media, linguistics and film, but the advice is relevant for all subjects.
You will also find guidance on searching Library databases, from some of our database providers.
Search these specialist databases to find journal articles, book chapters and other academic research papers in your subject. Most provide the full PDF text, but sometimes there may be just brief details (citation and abstract) of the articles. Click the Full Text Finder button to see if you can access the full text via our ejournals; if not, you can (usually) order it free via Interlibrary Loan.