Magazines

Magazines

Magazines are periodicals about topics of popular interest and current events intended for a general (non-scholarly) audience. They are usually heavily illustrated and contain advertising. Articles are written in non-scholarly language and do not usually include bibliographies. Articles are generally written by professional journalists rather than subject experts.

Use magazines…

  • 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.

While magazines often cover serious issues, they generally shouldn’t be used as sources in scholarly research.