You can search for articles of interest using a variety of search engines. These search engines provide records for the articles, with an abstract and Notre Dame's FindText icon.
The FindText icon links either to the fulltext if ND subscribes to the journal, or to ND's interlibrary loan (ILL) form so you can request the article. Requested articles normally arrive within two business days. See this page for more information about FindText.
These are the three most frequently used search engines for biological sciences:
"PubMed comprises more than 19 million citations for biomedical literature from as far back as 1947 to the present from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.... PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. PubMed is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)."
"Explore the world’s leading citation database with multidisciplinary coverage of over 10,000 high-impact journals from as far back as 1900 to the present in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international proceedings coverage for over 120,000 conferences. Powerful tools include cited reference searching, Citation Maps, and the Analyze Tool."
"Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles." Not the most thorough search engine, but it does offer a quick start. Look for the FindText @ Notre Dame link, rather than the usual FindText icon.