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John M. Flaxman Library SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Evaluating Resources Guide

Trade/Professional

Trade Journals                                                                              

Example

Communication Arts

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Content

Current news, trends, or products in an industry or professional organization; Statistics, forecasts, employment and career information

Language Specialized jargon or terminology of the field; Written for practitioners/professionals
Authors

Practitioners in the field, industry professionals, or journalists with subject expertise

References References in text or short bibliographies are occasionally included
Editors Work for the publisher
Publishers Commercial publishers or trade and professional organizations
Example Databases

Art Full Text, Academic Search Complete, Business Source Elite, Design & Applied Arts Index, Film & Television Literature Index, Sourcing Journal