Magazine articles may be informative or entertaining and are aimed at the general public. They cover current events and popular interest topics.

The articles are written by journalists or staff writers and are considered credible and accurate.

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About Magazines

Magazines, like journals and newspapers, are called “periodicals” because they are published at regular intervals–for example, weekly or monthly.

You can find print magazines at libraries, bookstores, and other retail stores. Electronic magazines are available in online research databases and on the World Wide Web.

When to use a Magazine

You should use a magazine:

  • to find information or opinions about popular culture
  • to find up-to-date information about current events
  • to find general articles written for people who are not necessarily specialists in the topic area

Examples of Magazines

Psychology Today
Sports Illustrated
US News and World Report