To search for articles, if you know the broad area your subject is under, a specialize database such as ATLA Religion Database for religious topics is a good place to start.
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Here's a video about how to search the most popular database for SOT and Christian Ministry students.
Articles in scholarly encyclopedias and dictionaries help you orient yourself when you are starting a research project. These articles give you an overview of your topic and often suggest influential books and articles about the topic.