You can use the Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature (a magazine index) to find articles in Vogue and Essence. We have two different versions of the Reader's guide. Choose the one that covers the dates you are interested in. Or, you can use both!
Many of our databases have this button, which searches for the full-text of the article in our collections. If we don't have it electronically, look for the "Request article scan" link in the "Get It" section.