What are they, and how do they differ?
Go to the What are academic sources tab in this guide to learn about the characteristics of academic articles, then enhance your understanding by viewing the following examples from academic journals in the Business Source Complete database:
Article from the Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance
Article from Accounting Horizons
Some examples of professional journal articles, from the Business Source Complete database:
Article from Accounting Today (US professional journal)
Article from CA Magazine (Journal of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada)
Local examples of professional journals:
Search on Business Source Complete to identify relevant articles. Full text articles are available in print, for details click the following link:
Article from Acuity (journal of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand)
Articles from the journal Intheblack the journal of CPA Australia are only available in print,
however abstracts of these articles are available on ProQuest - search ProQuest
Click the Searching effectively tab above, where you can learn about how to plan a journal database search, and then try the interactive tutorial introducing Business Source Complete.
Then, to actually search Business Source Complete, click the Databases tab (above).
Try other potentially relevant databases listed under the Databases tab, notably ProQuest. Their search screens differ slightly from Business Source Complete, but the same principles of searching apply.
Note that the Source type section of each database will allow you to limit your search results to particular types of journals.
In Business Source Complete, professional journals can be found under Trade Publications or Magazines, and in ProQuest under Trade Journals or Magazines.
In ProQuest academic articles are referred to as Scholarly Journals.
Business Source Complete Proquest
Academic articles are typically long and detailed. Use this strategy fo efficiently navigate them.