Being a good little doper, I like to back up my claims with evidence where possible. In that vein, is there a good way that someone who’s not an expert in a particular field can locate research papers done in that field? For example, let’s say I’m wondering what the current status is on the research attempting to find a link between cancer and RF signals (e.g. from cellphones). Where would I look?
I can start googling my ass off, but the results will be somewhat haphazard, since I’m not necessarily sure about the best search terms, and I’ll have to just do scattershot searches with lots of different terms. This means I can’t really know whether my answers support one side over the other because that’s what the research shows, or if my haphazard search methods skewed the results away from one side (“is this conclusion wrong, or have I just not found the study that supports it yet?”).
I guess I’m looking for some kind of Research Yahoo. Does it exist?