Keep in mind that not everything you find when you limit to "scholarly," "peer reviewed," "academic," or "refereed" results in your search will actually be a journal article.
Some things will be book reviews. Some will be letters to the editor.
Characteristics of actual academic journal articles:
You have several choices in finding academic journals:
Individual databases (easier to sort through-- if you have a good sense of your topic, go to one or all of these):