You're looking for a particular article in a specific journal.
You're looking for articles on a specific topic.
Use the libraries' databases to locate articles. Ask at the Information Desk or contact your subject librarians for advice on which would be the best databases to use.
You've been told by your lecturer that you need to use scholarly journals or peer reviewed articles for your essays. But what does he mean? What are scholarly journals and how do you find them?
Magazines, journals, scholarly journals, serials, periodicals .... so what is in a name? Is there a difference? Whatever they are called, they are publications that are published on a regular basis.
A basic rule of thumb would be that magazines are intended for the general public and scholarly journals are written by and for the academic community. Scholarly journals are also called academic journals or refereed journals or peer reviewed journals.
Why are journals very useful sources of information?
What's the difference between popular magazines and scholarly resources?
If you are searching for articles on the databases, there is often an option to limit the search to "Peer reviewed", "Scholarly articles" or "Academic journals"