Lately I’ve come to realize something. I have a lot of magazines. Mainly I buy them for the articles on organization but sometimes I buy ones that give me ideas for posts or stories.
Magazines are a cheaper way to find inspiration and research than books. Also you can cut out the articles and keep like ones together. Just like books, there is pretty much magazine for everything. Here area couple of tips for working with magazines for research.
Look for magazines that are close your story’s topic/theme. If you want something that involves the Civil War in North Carolina, check out the Our State magazine and Civil War Monitor for articles and images. Some magazines have websites that have current issues in PDF format like Circle Magazine.
Try to find a way to keep all of your clipping accessible by keeping them in the same place.
Finally, don’t forget your scissors! You may not want the whole magazine, and it can help your stash stay much smaller.
What do you do with your magazines? Let me know in the comments below.