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Types of Sources

Trade and Professional Articles

Professional and trade articles discuss news and recent breakthroughs within a profession or industry and are written by industry members for fellow industry members. These articles do not include citations and are typically only a few pages long.  Look for professional and trade articles when you need to read about the latest news within an industry or how businesses are reacting to recent economic or social trends.

Searching for Trade and Professional Articles

Trade and Professional articles are primarily used for business and professional topics where the researcher needs to find news and updates from a particular industry or profession. To find these articles, use one of the LIbrary's databases that specialize in research for your field, profession, or industry: