Academic journals report the ongoing research and debate in an academic discipline.
Using journal databases you can simultaneously search large collections of journals to find articles relevant to a particular topic.
Journals may also be referred to as serials or periodicals. These terms also include newspapers and magazines.
Peer reviewed (or refereed) journals contain journal articles that have been reviewed by experts in the field before being published.
To check if a specific journal is peer reviewed, you could use Ulrichsweb.com.
Databases provide access to the contents of journals, books, reports, conference proceedings, theses, and others information sources. Most databases provide links to full text sources where the library holds a subscription. Content not available in full text on line may be held in the library in hard copy.
Full-text journal collections allow keyword searching of articles, abstracts, subject headings/descriptors, and access to the full-text of articles.