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Popular Magazines From the Library: Online Full Text Magazines

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How Can Popular Magazines Help Students?

Magazines and Trade Journals:

  • Are written for a wide audience to be informative, enticing, easy to read, and relaxing (a way to escape from stress).
  • Are able to be rich in graphics using lots of photos, illustrations, infographics, or charts
  • Support "reading" which is a gateway skill to all academic (and a good deal of life) success
  • Enhances job knowledge via trade journals which convey practitioner focused information in a easy to read manner.

Benefits of casual reading or popular magazines & trade journals relevant to your area of studies:

  • Learn the reliable, and often long established, reputable sources of information for your field 
  • Systematically expose yourself to the leading issues and challenges in your field, and thought leaders.
  • Learn of the leading employers, industry/market leaders, regulators, think tanks, sources of continuing education
  • See industry calendars, conference announcements, meetings, & exhibits (interviews take place at many conferences)
  • Be exposed to the vocabulary and jargon of your field. This is advantageous for your resume and for job interviews.


  • Use the "subject" tabs on the left to quickly navigate to magazines by topic.
  • More than 90 online magazines/trade journals from BCC library databases have been connected with quick links.
  • The full contents of one specific issue of a magazine can be easily read cover-to-cover.
  • For magazines published as a PDF, all graphic content is included minus advertising.

Not Seeing a Publication You Really Like?

If there is a popular magazine or trade journal that you really like, buy don't find here, email:

If your publication is in one of the databases that the Library buys, we'll see if we can expose through a link. Unfortunately, the library has no funds to secure an online magazine not already in a library database subscription.