Academic journals are scholarly periodicals (i.e. publications which come out on a regular schedule) which contain articles on specific subjects.
They are important in academic research for a number of reasons:
The Electronic journals tab allows you to search the library's collection of journals. If you are looking for a journal about a particular topic or have found a likely looking article in a bibliography and want to check if we have access, this is often the best place to go.
Browzine is another way to search the library's journal collections--if you prefer getting information in a visual format, you may want to start here.