Magazines A magazine is a collection of articles and images about diverse topics of popular interest and current events. Usually these articles are written by journalists or scholars and are geared toward the average adult. Magazines may cover very "serious" material, but to find consistent scholarly information you should use journals.
Magazines, like journals and newspapers, are called "periodicals" because they are published at regular intervals throughout the year. Print magazines can be found in bookstores and libraries. Electronic magazines, called e-zines, can be found on the Web and sometimes in "digital library" collections.

Use a Magazine

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

Examples of Magazines

  • U.S. News and World Report
  • Ebony
  • New Yorker
  • Sports Illustrated

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