Q. How do I find articles from practitioner journals for my management class?
The assignments in several management courses require finding articles from practitioner journals. The term "practitioner journal" is widely used by business professionals, but it is not one of the filters available in library search tools.
A sample list of practitioner journals in the course syllabi includes:
- Academic journals with a more practical focus, such as case studies or viewpoints, and
- Trade publications (a.k.a. trade journals).
NOTE: Depending on your topic, you may or may not find relevant articles in journals from this list. The professor allows using practitioner journals that don't appear on the sample journal list, but only with prior approval.
The best strategy to find articles from practitioner journals:
1. Search the Library Quick Search using keywords for your topic, for example, employee appraisal > apply the trade publication filter under Content Type on the left-hand menu.
2. Review the results for best matches and look for the publication / journal titles where these articles are published.
3. Check if this publication title appears on the sample practitioner journal title list in your syllabus.
4. If not, email your professor for approval to use the articles you found.
In addition to the Library Quick Search, apply the same approach to search the ABI/INFORM Collection or Business Source Complete databases to locate articles from trade publications.