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Professional & Technical Writing: A Resource Pathfinder

Revised 10/2018


The majority of databases use the term “technical communication” as their primary search term to retrieve articles about professional and technical writing. Alternate terms include “technical writing,” “professional writing,” “professional communication,” and “editing.” Web writing resources are usually found by using the terms “web site design and writing,” “web and writing,” or “web authoring.”

ABI/Inform Collection
Academic Search Complete
Applied Science & Technology Source
Education Full Text
Humanities Source
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Research Library
Teacher Reference Center

Revised 03/2019


To locate full text electronic journals about professional and technical writing, click Journals on the library home page and search by journal title, or browse titles under the subject categories “Journalism & Mass Communication” and “Business & Economics>Commerce>Business Communication.”

Selected e-journals:

American Communication Journal
Business Communication Quarterly
Business Communications Review
Business Communicator
Communication Reports
Communication Research Trends
Communication Theory
Computers and Composition
Corporate Communications
Editor & Publisher
Innovative Journalism
Issues in Writing
Journal of Business and Technical Communication
Journal of Business Communication
Journal of Communication
Journal of Intercultural Communication
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
Strategic Communication Management
Technical Communication
Technical Communication Quarterly

Selected print journals related to professional and technical writing:

College Composition and Communication
Columbia Journalism Review
Communication Arts
Technical Communication
Writers’ Digest

Revised 07/2019


The following Website are recommended:


Comprehensive Sites

Professional Associations

Revised 07/20/2018


Online Forums

Revised 10/2018

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