Conference papers are an excellent source of current research, best practices and new innovations in a research area.
Check who is citing you or your peers. A cited reference search allows a research theme or idea to be traced over time.
Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science) and Scopus Journal Analyzer (Scopus) will provide information about the most frequently cited journals and those with the highest impact rating in your subject area.
A research repository is a place to store an instututions intellectual research outputs. Try searching these sites to find more research: