POPULAR MAGAZINES are good for summarizing complicated or technical info in terms that the general public will understand. They often provide background info, summarize research findings or provide some analysis of a topic
NEWSPAPERS are good for facts, up-to-date information, and quotes from stakeholders. The opinion/editorial sections of newspapers can provide analysis of a topic from different perspectives
TRADE JOURNALS are are good for finding articles written for specific professions (police officer, veterinarian...etc.) They often analyze new trends, research, tools or techniques important to their area of work
FIND "Popular" or Info for the General Public
How do you find popular/general public info?
Click on the databases below to search for info on your topic
After you search, you can limit your results to magazine articles, newspapers, trade journals...etc.
Search over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources covering biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental sciences, history, marketing, political sciences, and psychology. Access articles from Nature, The Economist, New York Times, and thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN as well as videos from BBC Worldwide Learning.
"Supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering health and wellness topics from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine."