The best way to locate magazine and scholarly journal articles is through library databases.
Magazines, journals and newspapers:
Magazines, journals and newspapers typically do NOT provide a summary or overview of a topic.
Sometimes an article database, such as Art & Architecture Complete (EBSCO), only provides a citation for an article but not the complete text. Or, you might find a useful sounding article listed in the "Sources Cited" section of a book or article. NOVA might have the complete text of the article in a different database, though. Click here to learn how to find out.
Select the most important 2-4 words related to your topic. Put the word AND between each new word or idea; this tells the database to look for resources with ALL your terms.
egypt AND sculpture
Use quotation marks ( " " ) around phrases (two or more words); this tells the database to look for the words together, as a phrase.
"dancing girl" AND harappa AND culture
Use the asterisk (*) to truncate a word; this tells the database to look for all words that have the same base. In the example below, search results would include "paint", "painting", "painter", etc...
cave AND paint*
If you don’t get enough articles, use the Advanced Search option to look for the most specific term in the complete text of the article (e.g., for the search lamassu AND Assyria*, look for lamassu in the complete text).
Articles from scholarly journals are often peer reviewed.