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Popular Magazines in Print: By Subject


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There are many popular magazines (shelved on the lower level in alphabetical order) that can provide insights into a particular time period. These are some that are available in the Gustavus library.

Table of Contents:

Business
  • Business Week
    This magazine contains articles about business news, economics, and personal finance. It also contains editorials and many full page advertisements.
  • Forbes
    This business magazine includes articles on corporate leadership as well as industries, marketing, law, taxes, technology, computers, communications, investments, and management performance.
  • Fortune
    This business magazine includes articles on investing, financial strategies, and other business advice.
  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance
    This business magazine includes articles about investments, taxes, insurance, paying for college, and other personal finance topics.
  • Money
    This financial magazine contains articles on saving money and managing finances.
  • U.S. News and World Report
    This news and opinion magazine contains news articles, photographs, and full-page advertisements.
Fashion & Lifestyle
  • Cosmopolitan
    This general interest magazine contains serialized fiction, illustrations, poetry, art photographs, and essays on social and cultural issues.
  • Ebony
    This African American orientated magazine contains articles about contemporary topics such as politics, entertainment, personalities, and civil rights. It also includes various advertisements.
  • Essence
    An African American magazine about current issues, which includes fashion, entertainment, health, spirituality, and careers. Also, it has related advertisements.
  • Health
    This magazine includes articles about female health, such as beauty, exercise, food, and fashion.
  • Rolling Stone
    This magazine focuses on entertainment, which includes music, movies, television, celebrities, and social commentary.
  • Vogue
    This fashion magazine contains many fashion advertisements and photographs as well as fashion, beauty, and health tips.
General Interest
  • Arts Education Policy Review
    This magazine contains articles about art and design as well as book reviews and art supply advertisements. This magazine has undergone several name changes. Earlier volumes may be shelved under the titles "Design" or "Design for Arts in Education."
  • Atlantic Monthly
    This general interest magazine contains literary, political, and cultural commentary.
  • Business Week
    This magazine contains articles about business news, economics, and personal finance. It also contains editorials and many full page advertisements.
  • Christian Century
    This magazine contains news articles, book reviews, editorials, and advertisements for Christian books and educational opportunities.
  • Cosmopolitan
    This general interest magazine contains serialized fiction, illustrations, poetry, art photographs, and essays on social and cultural issues.
  • Ebony
    This African American orientated magazine contains articles about contemporary topics such as politics, entertainment, personalities, and civil rights. It also includes various advertisements.
  • Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature
    This magazine contains essays about foreign literature, science, and art.
  • Essence
    An African American magazine about current issues, which includes fashion, entertainment, health, spirituality, and careers. Also, it has related advertisements.
  • Forbes
    This business magazine includes articles on corporate leadership as well as industries, marketing, law, taxes, technology, computers, communications, investments, and management performance.
  • Fortune
    This business magazine includes articles on investing, financial strategies, and other business advice.
  • Harper's
    This general interest periodical contains articles about politics, literature, culture, the arts, and finance.
  • Health
    This magazine includes articles about female health, such as beauty, exercise, food, and fashion.
  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance
    This business magazine includes articles about investments, taxes, insurance, paying for college, and other personal finance topics.
  • Money
    This financial magazine contains articles on saving money and managing finances.
  • National Geographic
    This general interest magazine contains articles about world news, culture, politics, social issues, and geography. Articles are usually short with a large number of photographs.
  • New Yorker
    This general interest magazine contains editorials, articles, cartoons, cultural event announcements, and advertisements.
  • Punch
    This general interest magazine contains satires on political and social issues, cartoons, book and film reviews, and advertisements.
  • Reader's Digest
    This general interest magazine contains condensed articles compiled from a number of different publications on various topics. It also contains advertisements and condensed books.
  • Rolling Stone
    This magazine focuses on entertainment, which includes music, movies, television, celebrities, and social commentary.
  • Smithsonian
    A general magazine that includes articles about arts, environment, sciences, and popular culture.
  • World's Work
    This magazine contains articles on world political and social issues, portraits, and photographs.
Home
  • Good Housekeeping
    This magazine contains articles about diet, health, product testing, and some fiction short stories. It also contains recipes and a large number of illustrated advertisements aimed at women.
  • House Beautiful
    This magazine contains large color photos and home decorating tips as well as full-page advertisements.
  • Ladies' Home Journal
    This magazine contains short fiction, fashion and home decorating tips, recipes, and full-page color advertisements aimed at women.
Literary
  • American Mercury
    This literary magazine contains essays, satires, and short stories from some of America's most prominent writers including William Faulkner. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Langston Hughes, and Carl Sandburg.
  • Dial: A Magazine for Literature, Philosophy, and Religion
    This literary magazine contains poetry, short fiction, and essays.
  • Dial: A Monthly Review and Index of Current Literature
    This literary magazine contains poetry, book reviews and criticism, and essays.
  • Golden Book Magazine
    This literary magazine contains fiction and poetry from writers such as Alexander Dumas, Henry Fielding, Anton Chekhov, and George Meredith. It also contains illustrations and advertisements.
  • North American Review
    This literary magazine contains essays, book reviews, poetry, and short stories.
  • Saturday Review
    This literary magazine contains essays about literature, book reviews, literary advertisements, and classifieds.
  • Yellow Book
    This literary periodical contains poetry, fiction, illustrations, essays, and art prints. Many notable authors are represented in this periodical including: H.G. Wells, George Gissing, Henry James, and William Butler Yeats.
News & Opinion
  • Crisis
    This magazine was founded by W.E.B. Du Bois and was the official publication of the NAACP. It contains articles, poems, reviews, and essays on current affairs and history.
  • Current History
    This news and opinion magazine contains articles about world events as well as book reviews, political cartoons, timelines, and maps.
  • Harper's
    This general interest periodical contains articles about politics, literature, culture, the arts, and finance.
  • Illustrated London News
    This publication contains news articles accompanied by intricate black and white illustrations.
  • Independent
    This news and opinions magazine contains articles on current events with photographs, book reviews, and advertisements. This magazine will have issues shelved under "The Independent" and "The Independent and the Weekly Review."
  • Life
    This news and opinion magazine emphasizes photojournalism and consists predominately of black and white and color photographs with accompanying captions.
  • Living Age
    This news and opinion magazine contains articles on world news and culture, book reviews, and poetry. This periodical was also titled "Littell's Living Age."
  • Nation
    This news and opinion magazine contains editorials, book reviews, world news articles, small advertisements, and crossword puzzles.
  • New Republic
    This news and opinion magazine contains many news articles and a few advertisements.
  • Newsweek
    This news and opinion magazine contains articles with photographs and many full-page and color advertisements.
  • New Yorker
    This general interest magazine contains editorials, articles, cartoons, cultural event announcements, and advertisements.
  • Outlook
    This news and opinion periodical contains editorials and articles about world news, cartoons, book reviews, and small advertisements. This periodical was also titled Outlook and Independent.
  • Survey
    This magazine contains essays on world culture, social issues, and politics, as well as some photographs.
  • Time
    This news and opinion magazine contains news articles, many photographs, and full-page advertisements.
  • U.S. News and World Report
    This news and opinion magazine contains news articles, photographs, and full-page advertisements.
Science & Technology
  • Discover
    This news magazine of science contains articles about developments in science, technology, and medicine as well as related advertisements.
  • Earth
    This geoscience news magazine reports research developments, events, professional meetings, and trends in government policy as related to geology.
  • Hygeia
    This health magazine contains articles about illnesses and cures as well as many advertisements for various medicines and cosmetics.
  • Popular Science
    This science magazine contains news articles about the science and automotive industry, tips on do-it-yourself household projects and auto upkeep, buyer's guides, and many advertisements.
  • Smithsonian
    A general magazine that includes articles about arts, environment, sciences, and popular culture.


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