How can I search a specific journal for my topic?
Last Updated: Aug 31, 2023     Views: 361

To research your topic within a specific journal or publication, you will first need to locate the journal using our Publications search, which is found on the library's homepage.

Once you've run your search, click on the database name listed beneath the publication. Tip: If multiple databases are listed, review the coverage dates to determine which is the best option for you.

The exact steps to search in each database will differ, but they generally follow similar steps. The following is an example from Business Source Complete.

  1. On the publication home page, click Search within this publication.
  2. When the search box appears, type AND followed by your search terms. For example, JN "Harvard Business Review" AND leadership.
  3. Click Search.

Also, take a look at our Develop a Search Strategy guide to help you with search strategies.


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