Popular: Know When to Use 'em
Depending on your topic, popular magazines might be an appropriate source.
Use popular magazines when you need:
- information or opinions about popular culture
- up-to-date information about current events
- general articles by people who are not necessarily specialists about the topic
Old issues of popular magazines provide a valuable record of the times. Imagine browsing issues of Life from the 1950s to see how women were portrayed in advertisements, or 1960s issues of Time to see how the media portrayed war.