An academic ("scholarly") journal is a periodical publication in which researchers publish their scholarship. These journals serve as a way for new ideas to be presented, debated, and available to other researchers. The articles published in academic journals are written by experts, for experts, and are often very specific, use technical language, and are narrow in their scope.They are not meant for the general public.
Searching in a database is the best way to find articles on a given topic. However, sometimes it is helpful to browse through scholarly journals in your discipline to get a sense of what sorts of articles are currently being published in various journals and to explore new research that might not be taught in your program. In the links below, you can search "Anthropology" and see what journals pop up. You can also search for journals you hear about in class.