Search a database to find articles on a particular topic. Compendex is a good place to start for engineering research--it is a comprehensive database with good coverage of the field (see the link below). Try searching for one or two of your keywords together--Compendex is so large that it is easy to have over 10,000 results from a basic search.
When you have found an article that you'd like to read, use the green button to check our library's holdings for that article (in Compendex you need to view the Abstract or Detailed record to see the Get It button). A new page will open up. If it says "Full text available from" and a database name, click that link to get to an online version of the article. If it says that the article is available in the library, write down or print out the citation information, and then click the link to the catalog to get the call number for that journal. If the article is not available, there should be a link that takes you to the Interlibrary Loan request form, where you can have a copy sent from another library.
Use a citation index like Web of Science or Google Scholar to link quickly from a particular article to the research it cites as well as to subsequent articles which cite it as a reference. Web of Science also allows searching for related articles, or those which share similar references even if they do not link together directly. Within Compendex, click on the link for a free trial of Scopus to get similar results.