Medline, CINHAL and PsycINFO enable you to set up automatic search alerts. Save your search on the database and when new records matching your search are added they will be emailed to you.
For your key journals, go to the publisher's web site and set up a table-of-contents alert. Each time a new issue is published the table of contents will be emailed to you.
To find out what journal title abbreviations stand for use this site:-
When searching in PubMed hold the cursor over the journal title abbreviation to find the full title.
Journals are scholarly publications containing articles written by researchers, many of the are peer reviewed. Journal articles are a useful source of information for essays and assignments.
To find journal articles search MultiSearch (and refine your search to 'Journal Article'), or search a Health Science database.