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Scholarly vs. Popular Articles: Trade and Professional Periodicals

Trade and Professional Publications

Trade and professional periodicals are written for people who work in a particular field or occupation. Some include long articles, but most publish short articles on news, events, and trends in a field. Articles may include specialized vocabulary. Articles are written by professionals in the field or writers who specialize.  Most trade publications are heavily illustrated and include a lot of advertising. Examples of trade and professional periodicals are Automotive News, Library Journal, RN, Restaurant Business, and Supermarket News.

Do you need the most current information about an industry you are studying?

Are you preparing for a job interview?

Check out an appropriate trade magazine.