Start your search for scholarly articles at the PSU Library catalog by selecting the Resource Type, Articles or Newspaper Articles or Peer Reviewed Journals (just search one type of article at a time). Limit your search to the last five to ten years to see the most current research on your topic. Be sure to Sign In so that you can add relevant articles to your eShelf for easy access. Pertinent articles may include a Similar Articles tab where you will find six to eight articles like the one that you are interested in.
Search the PSU Library Catalog for articles in selected databases. This screenshot of a journal article citation shows that you can access the article full text by selecting the green link, Online Access. Sign into the PSU Library catalog to access the article. Note that the article can be available in more than one database.
To identify articles that you don't know exist, you will want to use a database. Databases can be general, covering a wide variety of subject areas, or specific covering only one discipline or group of disciplines. Library databases generally use Boolean logic and search the title, subject headings and abstract of an article. Some databases search the full text of the articles that are included.
This 2-minute video shows you a few different ways to check whether an article is peer-reviewed or refereed.