A journal is a periodical publication that contains scholarly information in a subject area. Scholarly or academic journals are collections of journal articles written by professors, researchers, or experts in a given field.
Journals are one type of serial, which is any publication published in parts (usually in regular intervals). Other types of serials are magazines and trade publications. Articles that undergo a review process by other experts before publication are known as peer-reviewed.
The 'Get it @ Dal button', which you will see in most journal article databases is very important, since it helps you to locate journal articles -- to access the electronic full-text directly, to find the journal location in Novanet, or to order the journal article through Document Delivery.