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 and are geared toward the average adult. Magazines may cover very "serious" material, but to find consistent scholarly information you should use journals instead.

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

Examples of Magazines


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