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Magazines "in the Middle"

Not all magazines are created equal - some intellectually sophisticated publications interpret complex subjects, often originally published as academic journal articles, for a general, educated readership. If you're not a specialist, try starting with o
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The Middle - take original research publications and analyze/interpret them for general readers

In the chart below appear periodicals which stand "in the Middle" between short-form news and entertainment magazines and full-blown academic journals.  Written with an audience of curious, inquiring readers in mind - such as college students! - the articles featured in these publications often summarize and interpret what is published in the academic literature.  They are often an ideal place to get a substantial overview or analysis of a current topic frequently peppered with references to original research articles which the reader can then track down.

In the table below, the left column includes links to the "About" or "Mission" page(s) of each publication.  But remember: this is the publication describing itself, not an independent assessment of its cultural or intellectual focus or the rigor of its journalistic standards.

The center column provides links that will allow you to search each title individually, using terms which describe the topics and issues in which you are interested.

The right column gives the Call Number of each title for which we continue to receive issues in print as well as notes about major changes in some of these long-standing political publications.  They are shelved in the Periodicals Area on Level 2, Adams Library.

TITLE with links to ABOUT

Database where indexed & accessible

Current print issues in Adams Library

 

 

 

American Scholar: the quarterly magazine of the Phi Beta Kappa Society

1974 - present is indexed in Academic Search. Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

 

 
American Scientist : the publication of Sigma Xi - the Scientific Research Honor Society

1984 - present indexed in Academic Search.  Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

 
ARTNews: the oldest and most widely circulated art magazine in the world.  reporting on the art, people, issues, trends, and events shaping the international art world. 1984 - present indexed in Academic Search.  Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords. PERIOD A77 N4 [1951 - present]

Commentary

“journal of significant thought and opinion on contemporary issues"

9/1990-present in Academic Search          

Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

 
Discover

2001-present in Academic Search          

Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

 
Atlantic / The Atlantic Monthly : "challenging assumptions & pursuing truth..." 1955 - present in Academic Search.  Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords. PERIOD A95 [1857 - with gaps - to present]

The Crisis/ New crisis (note mission statement in footer text)

 “The most progressive voice of black America”; founded & edited by W.E.B. Dubois (1910-1934); the official publication of the NAACP.

 

7/1993-present in Academic Search          

Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

PERIOD C8575 [1993-present]
 

 

 
The economist

7/1990 to present of the print edition is indexed in Academic Search       

Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

PERIOD E378 [1946-present]
Harper's Magazine

1992-present in Academic Search

Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

PERIOD H376 [1984 - present]
History Today

1975 - present in Academic Search

Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

PERIOD H59 T63 [1961 - present]
Hudson Review : a quarterly magazine of literature and the arts

2001 - present in Academic Search  .        Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

 
The Nation : A journal of politics, economics, education, foreign policy, labor, law and other social issues, literature and the arts 1/1975-present in Academic Search  Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords. PERIOD N28 [1865-present]
Maclean's : Canada's premier current affairs magazine 1991 - present in Academic Search   Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.  

National review  : a journal of fact and opinion

1/1975-present in Academic Search . Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords. PERIOD N285 R48 [1955-present]
New Criterion : Articles and comment on ideas and the arts published by the Foundation for Cultural Review 1993 -- present in Academic Search .  Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.  
The New Yorker : an influential magazine of domestic and international news analysis with cartoons, sports, fashion & arts, profiles, short fiction and poetry 2004 - present in Academic Search . Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords. PERIOD N44 [1925-present]
Psychology today  1992 - present in Academic Search.  Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords. PERIOD P8659 T6 [1966 - present with gaps]

The new republic [Katz#=3911]

“a voice of modern liberalism"

5/1990 - present in Academic Search .  Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords. PERIOD N39 R4 [1914-present]
New Scientist : the world's most popular science and technology magazine

2002 - present in Academic Search .  Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

PERIOD N39 S3 [1994-present]

The progressive : a voice for peace, social justice, and the common good

5/1990-present in Academic Search.  Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords. PERIOD P7657 [1970-present]
Reason : politics, culture, and ideas covered through ... news, analysis, commentary, and reviews

1994 - present in Academic Search.  Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

 
Scientific American: covering the advances in research and discovery that are changing our understanding of the world and shaping our lives 2007 - present in Academic Search .  Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords. PERIOD S354 A4 [1949-present]

Saturday Evening Post :  chronicling American history in the making

1931 - present in Academic Search .  Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

 

Tikkun ; a bi-monthly Jewish critique of politics, culture and society

1/2000-present in Academic Search .  Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.

 

Washington monthly [Katz#=3918]

“journalism that isn’t afraid to shake some sense into the system”

5/1990-present in Academic Search . Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords. PERIOD W28 M6 [1969-present]
Wilson Quarterly  :  thought-provoking perspectives... exploring specific regions, political developments, social trends and history 1990 - present in Academic Search .  Use the "Search within this Publication" box to mine this title for topical keywords.