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Search Tips: Searching Journals

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Last Updated: Jan 8, 2024 4:36 PM

What am I searching in Journals?

When one does a “Journal” search, it is a search to locate or identify specific “journal” titles. It is not a search for individual articles located within the “journal.”

In addition to identifying or locating the titles of standard academic journals and magazines, a “journal” search can be used to locate many other types of “ongoing” publications.  

Some Types of Publications Located Using a “Journal” Search


  • Journals
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters


  • Newspapers
  • Proceedings


  • Annuals
  • Yearbooks
  • Directories
  • Numbered monographic Series
  • Government published series
  • Looseleaf services

Other Continuing Resources

  • Periodical indexes
  • Abstracting services
  • Some subscription databases

*Note: selecting the “journal” filter in “Everything” Search results will limit your results to the same types of “ongoing” publications.

Sample Journal Searches

Searching by “Journal” Title 

Journal Search= journal of policy history

Journal Search= index chemicus

Journal Search= index medicus

Journal Search= european transactions on telecommunications

Journal Search= congressional record

Journal Search= federal register

Journal Search= congressional quarterly

Journal Search= standard federal tax reporter


Searching Organization Name or “Journal”  Publisher 

Journal Search= transcultural nursing society

Journal Search= world health organization

Journal Search= amnesty international

Journal Search= CQ

Journal Search= "IEEE computer society"


Searching by “Journal” Keywords or Subjects

Journal Search= proceedings linguistics

Journal Search= statistic* AND criminal*

Journal Search= statistic* AND agricultur*

Journal Search= proceedings IEEE computer society

Journal Search= (yearbook OR “year book” ) AND music*