Journal databases allow reseachers to search for articles in scholarly publications as well as popular magazines. Materials include book reviews, journal articles and some primary source material.
You will find magazine and journal articles in many of our databases, but these are specifically for articles.
Google Scholar contains academic articles online.
It's a good place to check in addition to journal/ magazine databases.
If you find an article you can't access, the librarian may be able to get it for you. Just ask!