ENGL 127 Research Writing: Social Sciences (Wilber)

The Podcast Project: For students enrolled in English 127 with Ari Wilber

  Finding magazines in ProQuest

Use ProQuest, Academic Search Complete and Gale Power Search to search for magazine and newspaper articles for your Panel Presentation and Background Essay. Remember to limit to only magazine and/or newspaper articles by marking the appropriate boxes under document or source type.

Go straight to the alternative press

Ethnic NewsWatch: For viewpoints not covered by the mainstream press, a bilingual (English and Spanish) database of ethnic, minority and native newspapers, magazines and journals.

Alt-Press Watch: A full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from alternative and independent presses. "Challenge mainstream media coverage" for new perspectives on your topics.

Suggested magazines: Social Sciences

Here's a list of magazines I think are great places to look for your article. Each links to the database list where you can search directly for articles. 

Why magazines?

When you search the library's periodical databases, most articles in your results are either from a newspaper, magazine, or journal.

Magazines are a great source of general information on current events.

Most magazine articles are written by journalists for an interested audience. Published on a weekly, rather than daily, basis, articles tend to be longer and more substantive than newspaper articles, but more accessible than scholarly articles.

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Why newspapers?

Image: Inquisitr.com. Dec. 19 2011. Web. Jan. 2012.

Why read newspaper articles?

Newspaper articles provide us with a daily snapshot of current events and issues. 

Read newspaper articles to learn about current and past international, national and local issues. 

Newspapers also give us insight into opinion on what's happening in the world.

Read editorials, op-eds, and opinion pieces to learn about viewpoints on current and past international, national and local issues.