Popular interest and current events
A magazine is a collection of articles and images about diverse topics of popular interest and current events.
Features of magazines
- articles are usually written by journalists
- articles are written for the average adult
- articles tend to be short
- articles rarely provides sources at the end of the article
- lots of color images and advertisements
- published by businesses to make money
- the decision about what goes into the magazine is made by an editor or publisher
- magazines can have broad appeal, like Time and Newsweek, or a narrow focus, like Sports Illustrated and Mother Earth News.
Use a Magazine
- to find information or opinions about popular culture
- to find up-to-date information about current events
- to find general articles by people who are not necessarily specialists about the topic
Magazines, like journals and newspapers, are called periodicals because they are published at regular intervals throughout the year.
Best Tools for Finding Magazines
- Browse newsstands and libraries
- Search library databases such as ProQuest Research Library Complete.
Examples of Magazines
- U.S. News and World Report
- New Yorker
- Sports Illustrated