10 Trade and Professional Sources

Depending on your area of study, you may also be asked to consider a third type of publication that is written for professionals and people within a particular field of work. These articles target a specialized audience, may report on primary research but from an applied or summary perspective, and may have advertisements of interest to people in that profession.


In Summon and some of the library’s article databases, these publications will be called “trade publication” orĀ  “magazines”.

Activity: Examine the following sources to find out what a trade publication is.

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