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What is a trade magazine or trade journal?

Last Updated: Jul 28, 2015  |  13 Views

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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.

For more information on distinguishing between different types of periodicals, visit the Library's Research Process guide.

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