To find stocks that pay high dividends, look in the Saturday edition of the Wall Street Journal, reports Investopedia. While the Journal's weekday stock listings do not indicate dividends, the Saturday stock tables have a caption marked "YLD." A number in that column indicates a dividend.
The number in the "YLD" column refers to the annual percentage rate that serves as the basis for that stock's dividend. The Value Line Investment Survey also produces weekly updates. Each issue has three tables that are of interest to stock investors: "Stocks with Highest Projected 3-5 Year Dividend Yield," "Highest Dividend Yielding Non-Utility Stocks" and "Highest Dividend Yielding Stocks." These tables appear at the end of Part 1 in both the print and online editions, notes Investopedia.
The online newsletter Dividend Detective features free and paid elements, as its website demonstrates. This page provides a list of 800 stocks that pay dividends, free of charge. Some monthly publications that provide more detailed investment advice from professionals with regard to dividend-based investments include Dividend Gambit, by Matthew Emmert; DividendInvestor, from Morningstar; and Investment Quality Trends, a newsletter that has focused on dividend yields for investors since its first issue in 1966, as stated by Investopedia.