Start your research with these databases:
Make a list of keywords for your search topic. Include:
Google or Wikipedia can be a great resource when looking for keywords!
Do a subject search paired with a keyword search:
You can also add connection words, separated by "or:"
Click on linked keywords, subjects and other articles in the record and introduction of a source. This will bring you to other articles that share these keywords.
Note: in Science Direct, highlight a term to search the database for that term.
A peer-reviewed article has been examined by other experts in the field to make sure the research is scientifically sound. Original research published in a peer-reviewed journal will be considered peer reviewed; you can find out if a journal is peer reviewed by looking at the journal's website. Many databases will have a "peer reviewed" filter that you can apply to your search results:
The majority of articles found in the ScienceDirect database are peer reviewed. Occasionally there are pieces in a peer reviewed journal that are not technically peer reviewed research articles, such as book reviews or literature reviews. However, if it is a research article (i.e., if it's original research) in a peer reviewed journal, then the article would be considered peer reviewed.
Google Scholar can be a great resource for accessing scientific research. Go to scholar.google.com and enter your keywords. Use an advanced search to be more specific about which phrases you'd like included in your search.