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TCOM 480 Critical Media Industry Studies--Nichols: Trade Associations, Guilds, & Unions

Trade Publication Databases

Trade publications focus on one industry and provide in-depth information on trends, new products and other topics of interest to people working in that industry.

TIP: In EBSCO-hosted databases (Business Source Complete, Academic Search Complete, etc.), limit your search to Trade Publication under Publication Type.

Other institutions by type

A trade association is established to advocate for the industry and associated companies. They collect and provide unique data, articles, or reports. Sometimes these sources are on their websites for free. Google and Wikipedia can be used to locate associations, or explore some of the directories below: