Popular Magazines and Trade Publications

Popular Magazines

Popular magazines, like those that you will find in most grocery-store checkouts and on newsstands, contain content that is sometimes written by experts, but more often by staff writers that are sometimes even anonymous. Articles and advertisements are generally non-technical, eye-catching, and intended for the general public. These types of publications may be used to augment your academic work, but don't rely solely on them. 

Where to find popular magazines online:

Browse thousands of magazines at your fingertips.
Online Magazines is a directory of free online magazines,
organized by category.

At Magazine Directory, numerous magazine titles
are arranged alphabetically together with a short
description of each magazine.

Internet Public Library is a searchable,
subject categorized directory of authoritative websites
and other resources.

Trade Publications

Trade Publications include reports, newsletters, and magazines pertaining to a specific industry or trade. These publications typically feature advertisements, career information, and industry-specific news, and are generally used for marketing.

Many professional and commercial organizations provide link to Trade Publications to their organizational websites. Information from Trade Publications is useful for supplying facts, data, specifications, and other technical information for your academic work.

Where to find Trade Publications online:


It is an online repository of free professional and technical research, white papers, case studies, magazines and ebooks.

WTO publications

World Trade Organization Publications contain publications in the field of economics. Users can browse by category or subject.


It provides a wide range of free trade magazines on various subject categories. Choose from 150 free magazines and receive a year-long subscription of publications.

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