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Cancer Center Summer Research Scholars: Non-Scholarly Sources

Finding the Popular Reading Conent

Finding this information is less well defined and a bit harder to categorize.  The following are a variety of options for finding some of the things those in your community might be reading for pleasure.

Databases that Have Magazines & Newspapers


Google Tips

Sometimes, you just need to know what magazines your population might be reading and Google is a place to do that.  Take a look and see what you can find by puttingAfrican American -- periodicals , e.g., asian american magazines.

Once you have a title, check to see if UCSD or SDSU has it in their collection.  

For example, see what your library has for the magazine Ebony or Jet

Catalog Tips (for both UCSD & SDSU)

Sometimes, the subject heading in the catalog can help you identify a group of things that might be helpful - just like the MeSH terms in PubMed.  In this case, try something like:

African American -- Periodicals 



One Last Resource for Keeping Up

While every platform we searched on Tuesday & Wednesday let's you create an alert, there is another way to stay updated with recent publications, Browzine.  Create your own reading shelf of journals that you like to see what they publish each month.