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Business Law: Magazines/Journals in the Library

A guide for Business Law students at Moorpark College

Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazines

  Scholarly    Popular & General Interest
General Appearance Serious appearance; may contain graphs, charts, statistics, few pictures, known as "Peer-Reviewed" or "Refereed" or "Academic" Attractive in appearance, heavily illustrated with photos and ads
Writers of Articles Articles written by scholars and researchers in the field. Before publication, articles are reviewed and approved by subject specialists Usually free-lance or staff writers
Audience College students, faculty, scholars, or researchers General public
Purpose To report on original research or experimentation To provide information, news or to entertain the reader; also may be aimed to sell products or promote a particular point of view
Documentation Always cites sources and may include endnotes or a Works Cited page Sometimes cite their sources
Publisher Often a university, a research institution, or a professional organization Commercial enterprises or individuals
Examples Journal of Marriage and Family, American Historical Review, Social Problems, New England Journal of Medicine Ebony, Men's Journal, Good Housekeeping, People, Sports Illustrated,

Business Periodicals

Magazines are arranged alphabetically and kept in the periodicals section on the second floor of the library. To browse the following magazines or newspapers online, click the "Publications" link at the top of the page in EBSCO Academic Search Complete, EBSCO Business Source Elite, and ProQuest US Newstream. In Gale Academic OneFile, go to the "Advanced Search" and click the "Publication Search" link. Enter the name of your magazine/journal/newspaper and start searching within the publication.

Selected Magazines Available in Print and Online

  1. Advertising Age (available behind the Circulation Desk for 1 year and online full text from 1996 to present through EBSCO Academic Search Complete)
  2. Barron's (retained for 6 months at the Circulation Desk)
  3. Economist (also available online from 1988 to present through Gale Academic OneFile from 1988-)
  4. Forbes (also available online from 01/08/1990 to present through EBSCO Business Source Elite)
  5. Fortune (also available online from 1992 to present through EBSCO Business Source Elite)
  6. Harvard Business Review (also available online from 1997 to present through EBSCO Business Source Elite)
  7. Inc. (also available online from 1990 to present through EBSCO Academic Search Complete)
  8. Kiplinger's Personal Finance (also available online from 2000 to present through EBSCO Business Source Elite and EBSCO Academic Search Complete)
  9. Money (also available online from 1990 to present through EBSCO Academic Search Complete

Selected Newspapers Available Online

  1. Los Angeles Times: Current print issues are kept at the Circulation Desk for 4 months until available in library databases, also available online through ProQuest US Newstream: Full text coverage: Jan 1, 2008 - present (delayed 3 months)
  2. New York Times, Late Edition (East Coast): Available online from 1980 to present through ProQuest National Newspapers
  3. Wall Street Journal-Eastern Edition: Current print issues are kept at the Circulation Desk for 1 month. It is also available online from 1984 to present through ProQuest US Newstream
  4. Washington Post: Available online from 1996 to present through ProQuest National Newspapers

Law Journals

  1. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics is available in print format in the periodicals section and is kept for 5 years.  It is also available  online via EBSCO Academic Search Complete from 1995 and in LexisNexis from 2000.

What is eJournals

The eJournal Search portal allows you to access online freely accessible websites and full text journals available for use by currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.  You will be prompted to the MyVCCCD portal. Enter your username and password to access these publications.

Look for full-text online journals/magazines via the Moorpark College Library’s eJournal Portal.

1.      From the library search page, click the eJournal Search link.

2.      Choose your area under Journals by Category. This allows browsing of journals by subject

3.      Select Business & Economics. An alphabetical list of publications related to Business and economics will be displayed. The list includes full text journal titles and the database or databases which contain the full text journal title.