Magazines publish articles on topics of popular interest and current events. The Beam Library has magazines in print, online and microform.
Magazines, like journals and newspapers, are called periodicals because they are published at regular intervals throughout the year. Magazines
are considered popular sources--not scholarly.
Magazine articles may:
be written by someone outside the field
have no references
be written for the general public
Examples of Magazines
U.S. News and World Report
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
to find background information that introduces terminology