The outcome of research studies is often presented at a conference before any reports are published, so searching conference proceedings can be a good way of finding out about the latest research on your topic.
Search using keywords from the name and title of the conference. For example, to find Advances in Database Technology - EDBT '96 (which was the title given to the 5th International Conference on Extending Database Technology held in Avignon, France), search for: advances in database technology edbt 96.
You can filter your search to view only conference proceedings by selecting "Conference proceedings" from the options on the left. You may need to click on "More..." under the Content type heading if it is not immediately visible.
Find conference papers in a database
Many databases include references to conference papers as well as journal articles. However, if you want to search specifically for conference papers and proceedings, use ISI proceedings.