Journal articles are especially good for finding current research on a topic. Articles which are "scholarly" or "peer-reviewed" are written by scholars and professionals in the field. Many of the Library's databases will let you limit your search to these types of publications.
Be sure to look at the bibliography of any article that seems particularly relevant, because it can lead you to other useful resources.
The databases below will likely include articles relevant to your research. If you are unable to find appropriate articles on your city, browse the Library's subject guides to identify other useful databases in a variety of disciplines. You can also contact Kelly or contact the Library for assistance.
Search Google Scholar for scholarly publications across disciplines & sources: articles, theses/dissertations, books, and more, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities etc.
If you use Google Scholar with the VPN set up on your computer, you will be able to access lots of full text articles paid for by the UCSD Library via the UCeLinks option.
To set your Scholar preferences, go to scholar.google.com > click the 3 horizontal lines in upper left corner > click settings > click library links > type University of California San Diego in the search box > follow the prompts from there. The first time you try to access UCSD-licensed content, you will need to log in with your UCSD email information.