PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's public service for searching the MEDLINE database and other biology literature. It is one of the most up to date, comprehensive, and powerful ways for finding life science and biomedical scholarly literature.
To start, go to PubMed and try doing a simple search for "development visual cortical neurons" as shown below.
Things to note from this example:
Use Filters in PubMed to narrow a search by particular attribute like article type or publication year. Watch the following video to learn more (note that the video is 2 minutes in length and will automatically jump into another video after it finishes).
A lot of articles from recent years are publicly available on PubMed. If the article is publicly available, it will say Free PMC Article underneath the title. If the article is not publicly available, you will probably still be able to access it through CMU's journal subscriptions. Simply click on the title of the article and look for the full text links on the left side of the screen. In this case, you would click on the Watch Article at Jove link to access the content.
Note: If you are off campus, you will need to login to the VPN to access full-text and PDFs for non-publicly available articles. Follow the instructions here. Email email@example.com if you are still having issues accessing articles.