A good place to start your research is by looking for review articles to help you get a broad sense of your topic. One place to start is with the Annual Review of Physical Chemistry...you can use the search box in the upper right hand corner, and be sure that the "this journal" box is checked. Click the link above or the image below to search within this journal.
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One very useful feature of Google Scholar is its ability to allow for easily finding articles which have cited an article that you have found. When looking at search results, check for the 'Cited by X' link underneath each result. That will tell you how many subsequent articles (that Google Scholar is aware of...it's not 100% comprehensive! This is a ballpark figure) have cited this particular article.
Try it using the example article from your assignment:
Cochran, K.H.; Barry, J.A.; Muddiman,D.C.; Hinks, D. Direct Analysis of Textile Fabrics and Dyes Using Infrared Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry. Anal. Chem. 2013, 85, 831−836