You can search through the CSN Libraries Find Articles page to search for peer-reviewed research on your topic. Not sure if a a source is considered peer-reviewed? Use Ulrichsweb to search by the journal title to see if your material has been through a rigorous peer-reviewed process.
Whether you are searching through the CSN Library catalog or a specific database, using filters will help you narrow down the results to get the type of sources best-suited for your research. The image below is an example of the recommended filters you can use on the library's catalog. If you are searching through a specific database, the filters may look different but remain generally the same.
For all kinds of tricky citations, Google Scholar can be your saving grace. If you have just a partial citation (like an author, date, and subject) use the Advanced Search in Google Scholar to piece together the missing information.
Many universities are now publishing theses and dissertations in institutional repositories, which are freely available on the web and searchable via Google Scholar. You may be able to find recent dissertations on your research subject online!
Conferences and associations also sometimes publish their proceedings and publications freely online, so they may be accessible through Google Scholar.
Google Scholar is a go-to source for academic librarians, and you can use it too!