Trade journals: How to search for resources using library tools
Last Updated: May 17, 2023 Views: 48

Trade journals are publications that are written for people in a particular industry. They are a great source of trends in a field. They are not peer reviewed.

You can find trade journal articles using specific Digital Resource Collections. A few recommended collections are:

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Canadian Business & Current Affairs 
  • Hospitality and Tourism Complete
  • Food Science Source

You can see more options by going to the Databases A-Z list and selecting ‘Trade Journals’ from the All Database Types drop-down list.

You can find newspaper articles using the following tools:

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  • Digital resource collections

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Search for articles from newspapers by keyword, title or author.

  1. Enter your search terms. By default, One Search will filter your search to show only results that are Available in Library Collection.
  2. When viewing your search results, under ‘Resource Types’ on the left of the page, select Newspaper articles. This will narrow your results to news articles.

Note: A current College Network Account is required for off-campus searching.

Digital Resource Collections

You can search for trade journal articles within digital resource collections.

  1. Open the list of Databases A-Z from the Library website.
  2. Use the 'Database Type' drop-down menu to filter your search to collections that contain Trade Journals.
  3. Choose a digital resource collection. Click to open the collection.
  4. Conduct a search with your search terms within the collection. The collection will not automatically filter your results to articles from trade journals.
  5. Use the collection’s search limiters to show only trade journals.

Note: A current College Network Account is required for off-campus searching.

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