WR 227 Introduction to Technical Writing: Science and Technology Magazines
Science Magazines and Journals
While there are literally thousands of science magazines and journals, here is a list of high quality publications intended for a general audience. The virtue of these publications is clear writing that describes or reports on a topic in very accessible ways not laden with extremely technical language. Articles in these publications can provide excellent grounding on a topic. Additionally they can be very good sources for keeping up on current developments and trends in a discipline.
The Library subscribes to multiple science and technology databases. Databases exist to help you identify articles on topics within their subject scope. You can review the comprehensive listing of the Library's databases.
Selected databases of interest for technical writers are listed below.
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If the article citation does not include links to the full text, click on the Find it @ PSU button to check availability. Find it @ PSU is the link to the full text (online or print), that leads to the full text will appear under View Online. If it is not available, there will be an option to request the article from Interlibrary Loan & Article Delivery.
If you have an article citation...
You can use an article citation to get the full text.
Ex.: Baron, R. M., & Kenny, D. A. (1986). The moderator–mediator variable distinction in social psychological research: Conceptual, strategic, and statistical considerations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 51(6), 1173-1182
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