A friend and I have taken up an interest in quantitative finance, and we're pretty much starting from scratch—neither of us have backgrounds in finance, but rather electrical engineering and pure mathematics.
Currently, when we have a question, e.g. What variations on the Slow Stochastic Oscillator have been explored, and how have their backtesting results compared?, we rely on Google and Google Scholar.
Instead, we'd like to put together a list of sources more targeted toward quantitative finance research, hoping it would help us comb through information more consistently, e.g. effort invested per question, as we'd feel it our duty to check each and every source we've agreed to check, as opposed to subjectively reading 10, 20, or 100 pages of search results depending on level of interest and attention.
I looked around Q.SE and found some repeated references to SSRN (Social Science Research Network), but many more links to papers seem to lead to specific universities and domains.
What are some resources for scholarly research on quantitative finance?
We of course prefer online, searchable resources. We no longer have academic affiliations to grant us access to digital libraries like JSTOR, but we'd consider paying subscription fees if they were worth it.
If there aren't any (or many) centralized resources, then we'd still appreciate hearing from those involved in research: How do you go about conducting your research? Do you have a "go to" list of websites or search terms that you find useful?
Many thanks in advance.