Answered By: Josh Weber
Last Updated: Jul 16, 2014     Views: 21

A trade publication is a magazine, journal, or newspaper that is published for a particular profession, such as banking, advertising or teaching.

Trade publications are often published by a professional association.  The articles are usually written by members of that profession.  Trade publications frequently publish notices of job openings, future conferences, educational opportunities, news of interest to the profession and relevant product advertisements.

Advertising Age, Drug Store News, Library Journal and Women's Wear Daily are examples of trade publications.

To search for trade publications in the Library's databases, click in the box that limits your search to trade publications within each applicable database. A screenshot of a Trade Publication limiter box is linked below.

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