What is a magazine?
Magazines are published regularly (periodically). They contain:
What does a magazine article look like?
A print article often has:
What does a digitized magazine article look like?
Here's the same magazine article, in a database.
Clues that tell you it's a magazine:
Tip: Check to see if a PDF of the print version is available.
How do I know it's a magazine?
Does Google's search snippet include the word "magazine?"
If you're still not sure, go to the Web site and read what the publisher says.
How do I preview an article for relevance?
Always consider: Does this provide new information or a different viewpoint?
Is recent information important for my topic?
Information on countries, current events and living people changes rapidly. What is the publication date?
How do I evaluate an author's knowledge?
A credible author may:
Tip: If you can't find an author's name, look for a "consulting editor" to evaluate.
How do I evaluate an article's credibility?
Always check: Does this make sense, given what I already know?
Where do I find the citation elements?
Gather these elements for your citation: