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Business & Management @ Webster University Library

Types of articles (including peer-reviewed)

examples of journals, trade publications and magazines and scholarly versus popular

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magazines & Newspapers: Called popular periodicals, they are written by staff writers and report current events and news for general readers.

Trade publications: Often written by and for specialists in an industry or business activity (e.g. accounting, HR, sales), they often report trends or offer practical applications or tips for those in the field.

Journals:  Often called scholarly or academic and written by practitioners, theorists & educators, they report experimental and/or theoretical research. Peer-review: Experts in the field may review articles before publication. 

If in doubt, ask your professor what kinds of periodicals s/he prefers you to use for the assignment.

Business & management article databases

Business Source Complete -- how to search tip sheet

Business Source Complete, our largest business and management article database, offers primarily scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles from a variety of publications. It is often the best place to start searching for articles.  Here's a brief (2-page PDF document) tip sheet on how to get started with a search:

Looking for a specific article or periodical, e.g Harvard Business Review?

Search the Journal / magazine / newspaper A-Z list to discover if the periodical you seek is one of more than 25,000 titles available full-text online or from the library in print.

Request Books or Articles

For instructions and links to forms, see our Request Books or Articles page (St. Louis, U.S., international, and online users).

Newspaper article databases

Check here to find national and local newspaper articles on a company or the associated industry or people (e.g. owners, CEO, board members).

If you are not in Missouri, check with your public library for access to local newspapers.