A good place to start your research is with a general subject database, such as Academic Search Premier, as well as with subject specific databases, such as ERIC for Education research and ECON Lit for Economic research.
Current; multi-discipline, full text database, designed for the academic community. Includes full text coverage for just under 4,700 journals, including 3,600 peer-reviewed journals.
The good news is that you can cross search multiple databases at once. In Academic Search Premier, above the search box click the link labeled Choose Databases
Now you can select which databases you want to search:
Recommended databases to start:
Articles are part of Journals.
Journals are found either by title or through Databases.
Databases are found by title or subject.
Library Subject Guides are a good place to start looking for information. Each of the over 80 guides lists resources that are the best for a given subject.
Databases A-Z list is good if you know the name of the database you want to use.
eJournals A-Z list is good if you want to jump directly into a journal you want to use. Especially good if you have a citation and are trying to find a specific, known article.