Research in the Web 2.0 age can be a lot more efficient if supported with apporpriate tools. The following is a map of the Web 2.0 tools I use to support this process. There are many tools available, however these are the ones that I have found to work well together and to give me (mostly for free) the best support.
Mendeley Social Research Tool
Scirus - Scientific Search
Access to all theses published in Australasia.