Web of Science
To find journal articles in the field of physics the best search engine is the Web Of Science, which contains references going back to the year 1900.
- To search by author name: perform an 'author search'. To find papers by Albert Einstein, search for last name Einstein and initial A. Then pick the correct A. Einstein from the list of 8+ authors.
- To search by keyword or key phrase: perform a 'basic search'. To find papers with "fire and ice" in their title put this keyphrase within quotes in the search box.
Once the search results are returned, they can be further refined by using any of the criteria listed in the left sidebar.
The search results can also be reordered. For instance: you can sort by reverse date, or by 'times cited' (citation count).
For more advanced search options, go here: https://images.webofknowledge.com//WOKRS535R76/help/WOS/hp_advanced_examples.html