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Business Research Guide - Fox School of Business

Introduction to key business resources available through Temple University Libraries at guides.temple.edu/business_research.

Fox School of Business

Alter Hall Temple University

Business Periodicals

Business Newspapers

Legal Resources

Papers and Conference Proceedings

Scholarly, Popular, Trade? What's in a name? (short)

Different types of publications have different purposes and different audiences. When we talk about journals, we can usually divide these publications into three broad categories: scholarly, popular, and trade publications.
 
Journal Types
Popular, Scholarly, Trade?  What's in a Name? Scholarly Journals Popular Journals Trade Journals
Purpose Informs and reports on original research done by scholars and experts in the field. Entertains and informs a general audience without providing in-depth analysis. Reports on industry trends and new products or techniques useful to people in a trade or business.
Authors Articles are written by subject specialists and experts in the field. Articles are written by journalists, freelance writers, or an editorial staff. Articles are written by specialists in a certain field or industry.
Audience Intended for a limited audience - researchers, scholars, and experts. Intended for a broad segment of the population, appealing to non-specialists. Intended for practitioners in a particular profession, business, or industry.