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Business Article Databases

Types of Business Periodicals



General/Regional Business


Scholarly (mostly peer-reviewed)




Provides overview on current business and economic condition and trends

Provides detailed descriptive and analytic data for a particular business or industry

Articles reporting research findings, review articles, book reviews

Personal finance magazines

Government policy, regulations, economic data and statistics, consumer information


General public, business industry professionals

Business or industry professionals

Scholars/researchers, including college students

General public

Researchers, general public, librarians


Business Week

Carolina Business Journal



Poultry Digest

Publishers Weekly

Harvard Business Review



Survey of Current Business

How to find

Use news databases (i.e., Lexis/Nexis, Regional Business News). Some are available online for free

Use article databases, or check out the website of the professional associations of the particular industry.

Use article databases (i.e., ABI/Inform), or library catalog for journal holdings

Use article database

Many are available on the Web, and print back files are available at the Libraries

Credit:  Moss, R. W. & Ernsthausen, D. G. (2012). Strauss’s handbook of business information: A guide for librarians, students, and researchers. (3rd ed.), Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.  

Tip: If you are not sure whether a publicatoin is scholarly journal or trade magazine, ask your instructor or librarian for help. Or, use Ulrichs database at the library website, type in the publication title, and read the description of the publication. 

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