Journal articles are usually comprised of original research that is focused on a very narrow aspect of a topic. These articles are written by scholars in a given field and are very authoritative and reliable. Journal articles are published more quickly than books, offering more current information.
This button provides links from library databases to online full text articles, when available. It also helps you search for a print version of the article in the SLU Libraries Catalog. If an article isn't available online or in print, you may request it via ILLiad Interlibrary Loan.
Google Scholar will allow you to do a broad search of scholarly materials. You can then try to locate the complete item in the SLU Libraries or on the Web.
Look for the Full-Text Options @ SLU and Library Search links.