As you start looking for articles, it's helpful to know the resources available to you. A great place to start is with article databases.
Below are some of the major ones, but you don't have to look in all of them! They each have different strengths, but depending on your topic you may only need to use 1 or 2 of them.
When On-Campus, use Eduroam wifi to connect. If off-campus use the Campus VPN.
UC Library Search contains links to articles, book chapters, and books (both print and ebooks). It's a great place to start because it includes numerous databases so you can search many library databases at one time.
Be sure to "Sign In" with your CruzID and Gold password in order to see all access options
Google Scholar allows you to limit to academic/scholarly resources. Be aware some of the algorithmic processes it uses can obscure the context available in regular academic databases.
The library subscribes to (and pays for) numerous specialized databases of articles and other content for students and faculty. While it's not a requirement of this assignment, it's helpful to keep in mind that people who are not affiliated with UCSC don't have the same access unless the author chooses to make their work freely available during the publishing process. This choice is called Open Access.
Open Access means anyone anywhere can read the article (or see a dataset or other item) without encountering a paywall.
Other resources are automatically openly available to anyone - Reports authored by U.S. Government agency scientists are a good example of this.
To determine if something is Open Access or happens to be publicly available: