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Business & Organizational Security 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.

Types of Periodicals

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete offers primarily scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles from a variety of publications including MIS Quarterly, Security Director's Report, and Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders  Some common search terms include        

  • cyberterrorism
  • security management
  • security measures
  • risk assessment
  • risk management in business 
  • industries--security measures
  • vulnerability


ABI/Inform is another source for relevant articles from trade and academic journals inlcuding Security, Security System News, Journal of Information Security, and Risk Management.

  • security management
  • network security 
  • security systems 
  • risk management

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.