Researching in the Sciences can be a bit different than research you've done in other classes. Most scientific research you use should be recent (within 5 years). Here are a few tips to help you find worthwhile things:
When book information is too broad and general, articles in electronic databases can provide more narrow, subject-specific information.
The following are excellent first-stop databases for nearly any research topic.
To see a chart of all the databases the OWHL subscribes to, visit the E-Resources A-Z page. Once there, make sure to choose "Natural Sciences" as a Subject filter to only see those databases relevant to the sciences.
There is one very specific database for scientific studies in astrobiology, astronomy, and physics. That database is the Astrophysics Data System (ADS). The ADS is really a library portal to all things astronomy or physics and is run by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and NASA (SAO/NASA). It is housed at the Harvard/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA. The ADS contains over 13.3 million links to most of the research in astronomy.
The ADS library portal uses a unique searching form. If you haven't searched this database before, please make sure and take a look at this video.