SearchPlus lets you search for scholarly, trade and popular articles, as well as books, movies, and many other types of materials.
These databases contain scholarly, trade and popular articles from many sciences disciplines.
Try a specialized article database related to your subject, especially of you are looking for scholarly or trade articles. Common subjects are listed below.
If you are starting your search, trying use keywords, rather than full sentences.
If you are searching for a phrase, such as spontaneous combustion or genetically modified organism, put the entire phrase in double quotes. This will tell the search engine to only find results that contain the exact phrase, rather than one or two of the individual words.
If you have two or more words or concepts that you want to find, use AND (must be capitalized) to tell the search engine to only look for items that contain both words.
Often, there is more than one way to talk about your topic. For example, you might want to find articles on climate change or global warming, etc. Some phrases might be better than others. If you want to try looking for multiple variations of the same word or phrase in a single search, use OR (all capitals) to tell the search engine to find material with any of the words you've included.
You can even get fancy and use both AND and OR:
Many books and articles will contain figures, graphs and tables that you can use in your assignment - just don't forget to cite them/give the original author(s) credit!
There is also a database called Statista that allows you to easily find statistics on a topic and then export graphs and charts.