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Types of Periodicals: Professional & Trade Magazines

Compares and contrasts types of periodicals and their use.

Professional & Trade Magazines

Type of Periodicals - Professional and Trade Magazines

Examples Texas Architect; Texas Bar Journal; Library Journal
Topics Current trends, events, news in a given profession or industry; technical developments; statistics, forecasts; book reviews in the field
Authors Industry or professional specialist; journalists with subject expertise
Language Some jargon, since aimed at professionals and practitioners
Sources Often cited--sometimes not fully documented; professional standards assumed
Graphics Charts, Tables, and Illustrations;  Limited pertinent ads or extensive industry specific advertising
Publishers Commercial, Trade or Professional ownership; may be controlled through conglomerates or through professional associations
E-Access Tools ABI/Inform; PsycINFO; and so on
Indexes ABI / Inform ; Applied Science & Technology ; Business Source Complete ; ProQuest Research Library ;