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International Business @ 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.

Sample Search Terms

The searches below provide broad examples of common terminology with suggestions for narrowing or focusing your search,

Types of Publications

Business Source Complete

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.

Business Source Complete - how to search (2-page tip sheet)

Additional business and management article databases

The following databases may provide a different focus for your search. You might use them in addition to Business Source Complete above.

Request Books or Articles

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