Most professional societies have a flagship magazine, which is generally less technical in nature than there scholarly publications, i.e. journals or conference proceedings. These magazines are great places to get ideas for your papers and gain a general understanding of a particular topic, before going on to find more shcolarly resources about the topic. To get online access to most of these, you must go through the UW Libraries Search in order to be recognized as a UW subscriber.
You can visit the website of the magazines for free but to access the subscriber articles you'll need to be a UW subscriber.
Here are a few of the most popular of these publications: