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Evaluating Journals & Periodicals ~ Professional/Trade

Use the following criteria to see if a journal is Professional or Trade:

Author people in field, specialized journalists
Length some lengthy, mostly shorter articles
Language uses the jargon of the field
Publisher professional organizations and trade publishers
Sources usually cited, but not as extensive
Graphics some illustrations & ads related to the profession
Intended Value trends, news and information for the field
Examples Farm Industry News, HR Magazine, Automotive News, Library Journal, Franchise Times

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