Magazines publish articles on topics of popular interest and current events. The articles are written by journalists and are for the general public.
usually staff writers or journalists, often a generalist.
rarely cited, original sources may be obscure.
brief, unless a feature.
Use the Journals search to find magazines, such as National Geographic, by title.
Many magazines have their own websites sites and sometimes they provide earlier, popular articles free. If they charge for articles, check the WPI Journal search to see if WPI subscribes or has access within a database.
Try the following databases to find magazine articles.
Example print magazines reference citation in American Psychological Association (APA) style:
Farooha, R. (2011, December 5). Why China and corporations are alike. Time, 178(22), 22.
Example online magazines reference citation in American Psychological Association (APA) style:
Cavanaugh, R. (2016, October 31). The witch trials that America forgot. Time. https://time.com/4543405/connecticut-witch-trials/
For information on additional citation styles, please see the Citing Sources guide.