For help in finding research papers and articles written for a more popular audience, we recommend using indexing tools. Some indexes only index; some index and include full-text. Always, though, you should see the citation for the article or paper. This helps find the text for the article in the UT subscriptions. These databases are some of our favorites.
Papers from conferences will be included in some of the indexes --- usually the ones with a special subject focus.
You will get totally worn out if you use all of them, so it is better to focus your efforts. Academic Search Complete is a good place to start. Each of the others has a special job or feature.
Also, the Libraries offer many other databases which index articles. There's a big list. Included in these databases are full-text products from society publishers such as the SPE, IEEE, ASME, ASCE, and others.
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