Book Publishing: Journals and Trade Magazines

Keeping Up

Publishers Weekly

online coverage from 1997 - present
print backfiles 1888-2008

"Shelf Awareness Pro, which we've been publishing since June 2005, provides booksellers and librarians the information they need to sell and lend books. It appears every business day and is read by people throughout the book industry."

The Bookseller
UK-based book industry magazine.

Publishing Perspectives
"Publishing Perspectives is an online business magazine that covers the trends, people, and companies shaping the global book industry."


Sometimes the most efficient way to find articles on your topic is to use a database that covers the discipline in which that topic is discussed. Publishing is an interdisciplinary field with scholars writing about it from many perspectives e.g. business and marketing, literary studies, media studies, book arts, library collections. Subject or disciplinary databases take on the job of covering the journal literature in a broad field and providing descriptions of articles that you can then find. Click the Find it @ PSU find it green icon to link from the database to the article via PSU Library's catalog.

Interlibrary Loan

The PSU Library doesn't hold subscriptions to every scholarly journal, and the PSU Library coupled with the Orbis Cascade Alliance don't hold every book. In cases where you have found something important but you aren't able to get it through our holdings, you can use the Interlibrary Loan service to request it.  You can go to the request form and type in the information manually.  Also when you link from a database to the PSU Library catalog and we don't have access to the article, you will be offered the option of requesting it.

Scholarly Journals

Book 2.0
The PSU Library does not have a subscription to Book 2.0, but at the publication's website you can browse issue table of contents (or in the Advanced Search limit a keyword search to publication Book 2.0).  Use the Library's Interlibrary loan service to request desired articles.

Book History
International Journal of Marketing Research
Journal of Electronic Publishing
Journal of Marketing 
Journal of Marketing Research
Journal of Scholarly Publishing

Learned Publishing

LOGOS: Journal of the World Publishing Community
The PSU Library does not have a subscription to LOGOS, but at the publication's website you can browse issue table of contents or keyword search within the journal to find articles on your topic. Use the Library's Interlibrary loan service to request desired articles.

Mémoires du livre / Studies in Book Culture
Publishing Research Quarterly


If you have an article citation...

Sometimes you will be trying to get a journal article and all you'll have is the citation - no link to it. You can use an article citation to get the full text. 

Ex.: Baron, R. M., & Kenny, D. A. (1986). The moderator–mediator variable distinction in social psychological research: Conceptual, strategic, and statistical considerations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51(6), 1173-1182

Option 1: 

Search the PSU Library using the article title as your search:

known article search in the library catalog


Option 2:

Enter the article title in Google Scholar, then click on Find it @ PSU:

Google Scholar article search



Both methods provide links to the full text article, using the link under online access:

Article online access link



Not available?

Try searching for the journal and then searching or browsing for the article. If the Library does not have access to the volume of the journal needed, submit an article request via Interlibrary Loan.

library catalog search by type for journals


Library catalog journal search