Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2019     Views: 3736

There are multiple ways to look for journals related to a specific topic or field. Some options are:

Learn how to browse or search for journals by subject in the Walden Library

Learn how to discover journals on the web

Exploring journals by topic does have some advantages. By browsing journals related to your topic, you can:

  • stay on top of your field by learning about current research.

  • discover issues and trends that you didn't know existed.

  • get ideas for research papers.


Be warned, however! If you are looking for the best journals on a topic, keep these factors in mind.

  • Walden Library's 66,000+ journals are time-consuming to browse.

  • Top journals won't necessarily cover the topics you're interested in researching.

  • Many journals have broad scopes. If you search only specific subject-focused journals, you may miss important articles in other, more general subject journals.


If you need articles, use a database to search hundreds of journals at once by topic. Searching a database allows you to see more content quickly, and discover articles in unfamiliar journals.

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