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Christy Hightower presented several resources to retrieve information on research topics. http://library.ucsc.edu/subjects/biomolecular
Notes on Google Scholar: While a very powerful tool, Google Scholar has some serious issues. Many of them are elucidated in this article: Metadata Mega Mess in Google Scholar.
1. Keyword/author/title search 2. One good item search * Mine the bibliography of a good paper * Find out who cited it * "Related item" options * This strategy works well with PhD theses 3. More/less strategies * More * Truncation * Synonyms * Family or genus rather than species * Connect terms with boolean OR * Less * Narrower topic words * Put quotes around phrases * Exclude terms with NOT * Boolean AND