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This will give you an introduction to using and searching engineering and scientific databases. These are subject specific and provide peer-reviewed and /or trade journals. Using these will save you time make your research much easier.
EES 695 Databases
GeoRefPrimary earth and environmental sciences database covering geological literature from the 18th century on.
ScopusInterdisciplinary database with strong core engineering component. Includes cited references.
CompendexPrimary engineering database, but includes earth and Environmental sciences as well. Links to SCOPUS citations. Citation date back to 1882.
GreenFILECovers all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and more.