This helps access and read journals (scientific magazines). I use this on a daily basis because it is important to know what other scientit are doing, and I also use it alot for teaching the latest finding in my lecturers.
As a scientist we are also required to publish in these journals so that other scientist can see if you have done good work and also they learn from you.
There are various sources of information which scientist use, this might be from their daily activities as they walk on the road and hit a stone, it might strike a science idea, or sipping tea in the house, as they watch T.V or read newspapers- generally from day to day activities. However, specifically, scientists get information from published research articles which are works done by other scientists, books, seminars, symposiums, conferences etc