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BUSN - Master's Programs in Business (MBA, EMBA, GEEMBA)

Information on using the Library to access print and electronic resources to help with MBA/EMBA courses and projects.

Academic Literature vs Applied (Trade) Literature




Written by academics

Descriptive titles

Charts and graphs

Many citations, always has a bibliography

Human Resource Management

Journal of Business Ethics

Journal of Management Research

Academy of Management Journal


Also referred to as "applied literature"

Written by industry professionals

Catchy titles

Glossy pictures

Hardly any citations, no bibliographies

Harvard Business Review

People Management

Journal of Transportation


Try these databases

Search in these popular business databases.

  • You may limit your search to "trade publications"  or "academic journals" on the search screen by using the limiter "Publication Type" or "Source Type"
  • You may search additional databases that are relevant to your topic and published by the same vendor simultaneously  using "Choose databases" at the top of the screen.

Try Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

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