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BIOL& 160 General Biology. Instructor: Amy Lawrence: Magazine Articles

About Magazine Articles

Written for educated audiences without any particular subject speciality. Topics covered can include general interest subjects, news, and current events.

Most magazines publish articles written by staff writers, journalists and freelance writers, and occasionally by an expert or scholar in a field.

Most editors are committed to fact checking and producing quality content.

Articles are short without cited references.

Expect a lot of graphics, including advertising.

Typically written within a week or two weeks of an "event" or when a topic is "hot".

They may have a general political bias.

Magazine Databases

search tips

Search tips:

  • Use "Advanced Search"
  • Enter a combination of keywords. 
    • DO NOT USE :
      • entire sentences,
      • sentence fragments, or
      • questions
  • Use Boolean operators to improve results
  • Select "Full Text"
  • Select "Magazines" or "Peer reviewed"
  • Limit results to 2010-2013