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Information Technology Management @ Webster University Library

Periodical type descriptions

Journals:  May be called scholarly or academic periodicals.  Journal articles are written by practitioners, theorists or educators in a field or discipline and often report experimental and/or theoretical research. Peer-review: Experts, or the author's peers in the field, may review articles before publication. 

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

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

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.

Types of Publications

Business Source Complete - how to search

Business Source Complete offers primarily scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles from a variety of publications.  The PDF tip sheet linked below shows how to do a broad search and focus your results using the date, subjects and key words, peer-reviewed journals, etc.

See the video on the left to see how to find a specific article or journal.  This video uses Harvard Business Review as an example.  

Other relevant databases

While the databases above can provide most relevant information, in some instances, other databases are helpful.

Request Books or Articles

For instructions and links to forms, click the link below (U.S., international, and online users):