Most college and university online databases are not free to the public, students must use a username and password to access them. However, as you search the web, you may find online scholarly journals; these are "open access" articles that are free to the public. Besides Google Scholar, there are many other resources for open access publications.
What is a scholarly journal and how is it different from a magazine or newspaper? All three are called periodicals because they are published at periodic intervals throughout the year.
Watch the video below to learn how to differentiate between a popular magazine and a scholarly journal.
This great video on how to identify scholarly articles come from the Cornell University Library.