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The Perch: Magazines

What's in the Perch?

News, Commentary, & Opinion

NOTE: The Perch is open but physical materials are not available for browsing. See details below for information about how to find digital access to The Perch materials. (1/26/21)

Browse this selection of magazines from our collection to read in-depth coverage of current events, and social, economic, and political issues of the day. 

This page provides: 

  • links to their online sites,
  • a description of the title from Wikipedia,
  • a link to allsides.com if it provides information on a publication's bias, and
  • a link to our Libraries' online access to the publication's archive if one is available.

Many of these publications can be searched in InfoHawk+ or our online databases

Instructors - Interested in scheduling a class visit?

NOTE: The Perch space is currently closed for the Spring 2021 semester. If you would like to incorporate The Perch digital content into your courses and/or assignments, please reach out to Katie Hassman or Cathy Cranston. (8/21/2020)

The content in The Perch provides students an opportunity to identify and develop topics for class research assignments. See the Developing a Topic worksheet developed by Rhetoric faculty to get a sense of how you might use the space with your students. Please contact Katie Hassman to arrange a class visit to The Perch. NOTE: Please provide at least 2 weeks notice prior to the date you would like to visit with your students. 

Magazines

coverAmerican Prospect
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1996-Today)
Website
Wiki

 

doverAmerican Scientist
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1994-Today)
Website
Wiki

 

coverAnnals of Iowa
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1863-Today)
Wiki

The Annals of Iowa is hosted on Iowa Research Online (IRO), The University of Iowa's Institutional Repository. The IRO preserves and provides access to the research and creative scholarship created by the University's faculty, students, and staff. 
 

coverAtlantic, The
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1988-Today)
Website
Wiki
Bias

 

coverBetter Homes and Gardens
InfoHawk+
Website
Wiki

 

 

coverBillboard 
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1988-Today)
Website
Wiki
* oversize - located on News & Reviews stand
 

coverCongressional Digest
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1921-Today)
Supreme Court Debates Full Text Online (1998-Today)
Website
Wiki

coverCurrent Archaeology
InfoHawk+
Website
Wiki




coverEconomist
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1988-Today)
Full Text Archive (1843-2015)
Website
Wiki
Bias
 

coverEsquire
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1996-Today)
Website
Wiki
Bias

coverForeign Affairs
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1922-Today)
Website
Wiki
Bias


coverForeign Policy
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1990-Today)
Website
Wiki
Bias

coverHarper's Bazaar
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1999-Today)
Historical Archive Full Text Online (1867-1900)
Website
Wiki
 

coverHarper's Magazine
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1992-2007)
Website
Wiki

 

coverInterview
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (2002-2018)
Website
Wiki
* oversize - located on News & Reviews stand

cover​Iowan, The
InfoHawk+

 

 

 

cover​Jacobin
InfoHawk+
Website
Wiki
Bias

 

coverMs.
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1972-1974)
Website
Wiki 

 

coverMother Jones
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1990-Today)
Website
Wiki
Bias


coverNation, The
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1865-Today)
Website
Wiki
Bias


coverNational Geographic
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1995-3 Months Ago)
Website
Wiki



coverNational Review
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1955-Today)
Website
Wiki
Bias


coverNew Republic
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1914-Today)
Website
Wiki
Bias

coverNew Statesman
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1988-Today)
Website
Wiki


coverNew York Times Magazine
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1985-Today)
Website
Wiki


coverNew Yorker, The

InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1925-Today)
Website
Wiki
Bias

coverPopular Mechanics
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1996-Today)
Website
Wiki

 

coverPopular Science
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1984-Today)
Website
Wiki

 

coverProgressive
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1990-Today)
Website
Wiki
Bias

coverRolling Stone
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1990-Today)
Website
Wiki
Bias
* oversize - located on News & Reviews stand

coverSmithsonian
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1970-Today)
Website
Wiki


coverSpectator, The
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (2001-Today)
Historical Archive Full Text Online (1828-2000)
Website



coverSports Illustrated
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1992-Today)
Historical Archive Full Text Online (1954-2000)
Website
Wiki

coverTime
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1990-Today)
Website
Wiki
Bias

#justiceforbreonnataylorVanity Fair
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1997-Today)
Website
Wiki
Bias

coverVariety
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1999-Today)
Historical Archive Full Text Online (1905-2000)
Website
Wiki
* oversize - located on News & Reviews stand

 

coverVogue
InfoHawk+
Full Text Online (1892-Today)
Website
Wiki

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