What is a trade magazine or trade journal?
Trade magazines are also known as industry magazines.
Appearance: Generally attractive and are often illustrated with color photographs.
Audience: Written for industry professionals.
Author/Authority: Articles written by staff writers, though the magazine may sometimes accept articles from industry professionals.
Citations: Occasionally list references at the end of the article or provide footnotes within the text.
Content: Includes current events and special features within a particular profession or industry.
Frequency: Usually published biweekly or monthly
You can find trade or industry magazine articles by browsing through the print magazines in the Library's magazine area. The Library also provides access to thousands of magazines via it's article databases.