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Using Magazines

Magazines are not generally used as sources for academic essays but they can be useful to start your research or seek inspiration.


Cosmos is a leading literary science magazine, published in Australia but with a global reach. It makes the world of science accessible to everyone. Reports on the latest in science news, discoveries, developments, events, all from a considered perspective. Includes access to teacher resources.

Accessing Cosmos

  • Current issues and a year of archives of Cosmos can be found on the Magazine shelves.

New Philosopher

New Philosopher features thought-provoking articles and contributions from well-recognised authors, editors, academics and social commentators who all share a passion and interest for the art of philosophy. Packed with relevant articles for today’s big issues this is a magazine for curious people seeking solutions, who like to think, discuss, inquire, analyse, ponder and question the self, the universe and human life as we know it.

Accessing New Philosopher

  • Current issues and a year of archives of New Philosopher can be found on the Magazine shelves.

The Economist

The Economist is an international weekly newspaper printed in magazine-format and published digitally that focuses on current affairs, international business, politics, and technology. The newspaper has a prominent focus on data journalism and analysis over original reporting, to both criticism and acclaim.

Accessing The Economist

Philosophy Now

The magazine contains articles on most areas of philosophy. Most are written by academics, though some are by postgraduate students or by independent writers. Although it aims at a non-specialist audience, Philosophy Now has frequently attracted articles by well-known thinkers. Philosophy Now also regularly features book reviews, interviews, fiction, a film column, cartoons, and readers' letters.

Accessing Philosophy Now