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ENGL 1900: Library Research Tutorial

Library research tutorial for students in English 1900: Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric & Research at SLU.


Magazines contain articles written for the general public with the purpose of informing and entertaining. Magazines are designed to be easy to read, which can make them a good starting point when first trying to understand a topic.

Example magazine and article:




The Unexpected Way Fixing Food Deserts 
Changes Diets


(Article published in Time magazine)

You can find magazines in SLUth Search Plus.

Use magazines to:

  • provide a contemporary point of view.
  • find timely information or opinions about popular culture or current events.
  • gain a better understanding of a topic.

Scholarly or Popular?

Magazines are considered popular sources. They are written for the general public, to be easily understood by those with no expertise in the subject.