Use articles to find current research, narrowly focused coverage, or detail.
You can find articles multiple ways.
Dissertations Abstracts International
Dissertations from Catholic University School of Engineering
If you use certain journal titles often...you may want to think about how you manage your information.
Do you want to have the information come to you by RSS (Real Simple Syndication) feed or by TOC (table of Contents) alerts?
Read about RSS feeds and TOC alerts (from MIT) here