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Scholarly, Popular, and Trade Business Articles


Scholarly articles present original research on topics related to business written by professors, researchers, or professionals.


Popular articles are about current events and popular culture, opinion pieces, business trends, or advertising written by staff writers or free-lancers.

Trade articles are about news, trends, best practices, and products for a specific industry or profession written by a professional in that field.

Example: Journal of International Business Studies

Example: BusinessWeek, Forbes

ExampleAdweek or a trade association’s website

Open Access Journals

Search the open access journals to locate scholarly articles on your topic. Open access journals are made available online (aka Google) free of cost or other access barriers.

Library Databases for Articles

Search the library databases to locate scholarly, trade, and news articles on your topic.

List of Recommended Books and Articles

The Subsistence Marketplaces Initiatives provides a list of articles by topic:

  • Low-Literate Consumer Behavior

  • Consumption and Entrepreneurship in Subsistence Marketplaces

  • Marketing and Management in Subsistence Marketplaces

  • Research Methods for Subsistence Marketplaces 

  • Poverty, Literacy, and Psychology in Subsistence Marketplaces

  • Educational Innovations Incorporating Subsistence and Sustainability

Research Tip: Use the databases OneSearch+ or Google Scholar to locate an article of interest.