The journal literature is the main forum by which research is published and the primary way that researchers share their work with the rest of the scientific community.
Popular Literature vs. Scholarly Peer-Reviewed Literature: What's the Difference? – Rutgers University
In addition to the library's main search engine on the home page, the following more specialized databases are good places to search the geoscience literature.
Google Scholar can also be used to find cited references for scholarly literature. Simply click on the "Cited by" link for any given item in your results list.