To start, you may use the Mines Library Catalog to search for research articles for a broad understanding of your research topic. Use the faceted filters on the right side of the search result to narrow it down to Resource Types / Articles.
Please note: not all research articles which the library subscribes to are searchable through the catalog. You can use the catalog for a broad search to get started and use specialized databases for more specific and comprehensive searches on your topic.
CiteSeerX (http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/index) is an evolving scientific literature digital library and search engine that has focused primarily on the literature in computer and information science.