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A guide to business resources in UVic Libraries

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David Boudinot
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What are trade and professional publications?

Publications such as magazines, journals, newspapers, blog articles and white papers that are written for a particular professional or trade/industry audience are considered trade publications.  These resources focus on trends, forecast, and issues of interest to people working in a specific industry or profession.  Like popular media sources published for a general audience, trade publications can include news, current events, statistics, advertisements, editorials, notices of events, and reports. 


What are scholarly sources?

Check out UVic Library's Research Tips for a review of scholarly vs. popular sources, developing research topics, the differences between books, journals, newspapers, and magazines, and more.

Journal articles and trade publications
► Search for scholarly, peer-reviewed, and popular business literature in the following sources.
New to the field? Check out Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, and the California Management Review for quality publications that are easy to read.
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Scholarly sources

► In addition to Business Source Complete, try the following for scholarly and peer review journal articles:

Trade publications

► In addition to Business Source Complete use the following to find trade publications on your topic.

Interdisciplinary resources

► The interdisciplinary nature of business research may benefit from searching broadly across our collections.

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You may also consult research guides about other subjects, or browse our lists of databases. For example organizational behavior research may draw from psychology or education resources, etc.


UVic Libraries provides access to hundreds of thousands of eBooks, search these using the library catalogue or browse the eBook collections by publisher or discipline. 

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