/ Professional Journals
or Professional journals are written for an audience
of professionals in the field.
They sometimes look a lot like scholarly articles.
would I want to use a Trade / Professional Journal?
you want to find information about practical
application of an idea within a profession.
you need business information.
you need to see what the most important or current
issues are in a profession.
general characteristics are:
articles do not
contain original research, but
focus on applying research to real life situations
(e.g. an article discussing how teachers
can apply the latest research on learning theories
to their teaching)
assumed audience is made up of professionals
who have expertise in the subject
of practical application
journals are at least partially funded through
can I find Trade or Professional journal articles?
a general index
(print or online) that covers professional literature
a subject specific
index (print or online) that
covers professional literature