For your BAC project, you will need to locate 1 article from a scholarly (academic) journal and 1 article from a professional magazine, also called a Trade Journal. So, what's the difference?
|Scholarly Journal (academic)||Professional (Trade) Magazine|
|What’s in them?||Articles that present original research studies. Reviews of books relevant to scholars in the discipline.||Practical information for professionals in the field, including news, trends, and other updates.|
|What’s their purpose?||To make the information available to the rest of the scholarly world.||Report on trends in the profession and give practical advice to professionals and other interested readers.|
|What is their review process?||Scholarly articles go through a peer review (referee) process where other scholars in the field evaluate the content of the article.||Articles are reviewed by the magazine’s editorial staff, including copyediting for spelling, grammar, etc.|
|Who writes for them?||An expert or team of experts in the particular topic of study (Ph.D., researcher, or other scholar).||Professionals or experts in the field.|
|Examples||Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of International Business Studies||Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes Magazine, Inc. Magazine|
Here are just a few of the databases you might use to find articles.