Google Scholar can be an excellent resource to locate journal articles that the library may not have access to.
Here are a few steps to help you with searching Google Scholar:
To search Google and narrow your results for more reliable website types, you can use these tricks to filter for specific website extensions.
By using inurl: .edu, it searches specifically for only .edu websites.
The site: .edu trick works the same as inurl. What these do is filter the results so that you only access .edu, .gov, or .org websites.
What do Website extensions mean? Who can own them?
.edu- Educational websites, typically owned by educational institutions such as schools and universities.
.gov- These are government owned/produced websites in the United States, like state governments, the National Parks Services, and NASA.
.org- These are often non-profits. It stands for an organization; these can be bought and owned by anyone. Wikipedia is a .org, and it's not always reliable, so evaluate these sites carefully.