Journals are publications that contain the latest academic research and writing. Journals are also known as "serials" or "periodicals" because a they are published on a regular basis throughout the year. There are hundreds of journal titles covering all the different areas of research. An example of a journal is the European Journal of International Law. Every issue of a journal contains a number of articles that are written by experts in the subject area.
Some key reasons are:
A good place to start is Articles and More on Library Search. There are also specialist databases for your subject area. You can find links to the top resources on this page.