Free Online Journals

*Most online magazines are condensed versions of the print magazine.
Do not expect to see the full magazine.

The Atlantic Monthly
"The online edition of the print journal which is devoted to politics, society, the arts and culture since 1857 (print version). The online edition includes an archive of back issues since 1995 and has editor biographies, online users guide, FAQ section, and subscription information to 'TransAtlantic' a free email newsletter."

BMC International Health and Human Rights
"Publishes original research articles in health care in developing and transitional countries, and all issues relating to health and human rights."

The Business Journal

Business Week Online
This online magazine has a free selection of materials from the weekly print publication, plus daily news updates and other Web-only features. Coverage includes business, economic issues, global news, the stock market, personal finance, small business, business schools, and technology. There is a searchable archive of online material and some past articles from the print edition. More material from current and past issues is available with paid subscription.

A monthly internet magazine, in German and English, on politics, history, economics, and arts and entertainment.


Cross Currents: A Yearbook of Central European Culture
"Cross Currents, a yearbook of Central European civilization, history, literature, and politics was published from 1982 to 1993... Its primary aim was to defend the spiritual identity of national cultures in the Central European region, which were endangered by the Soviet occupation. During the twelve years of Cross Currents, the publication brought together information on literature, visual arts, theater, music, cinema, and photography as well as philosophical essays documenting the mix and clash of cultures in the center of Europe."

Entertainment Weekly

FDA Consumer Magazine
The official magazine of the United States Food and Drug Administration (December 1989-present).

Field & Stream


Online edition of print magazine High Country News. Features environmental news, analysis, and commentary on water, logging, wildlife, grazing, wilderness, growth, and other issues affecting the Western United States. Includes articles archived back to 1993. Registration (free) required to access much of the current information on this site.

Kiplinger Online
A long-time favorite business reference publisher, Kiplinger's provides a lot of free content online. The site includes articles from their Personal Finance Magazine , daily business news (archived to April, 1996), stock quotes, funds data, yields and rates from credit cards to home equity, financial calculators of all sorts, a small annotated directory of other business sites, and an excellent advice column about Kids & Money .

Magazines and Newsletters on the Web (Women-focused)
A briefly annotated, alphabetical listing of periodicals offering free online content. "Web pages of periodicals vary considerably. Most describe the publications and provide recent tables of contents, subscription information, and sample articles in full-text. Some are online 'zines with no print equivalent" and some are defunct. Maintained by the University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian.
This current awareness resource helps users stay abreast of recent free magazine articles available online. Indexing some 140 periodicals, it organizes the articles in twelve categories, including Business; Computers; Education; Entertainment; Family; Finance; Health; Internet; Pets; Science; Society, Politics, and Culture; and Sports. These are further subdivided into subcategories. Articles are abstracted and links are provided to the full text. The site is also searchable by keyword.

Mature Resources
Mature Resources is a free internet monthly magazine covering a range of subject of interest to baby boomers through senior citizens. Topics include health and wellness, travel, leisure, retirement, and financial planning.

Narrative Magazine
This online magazine features fiction and nonfiction material, including the work of established writers such as Rick Bass, Joyce Carol Oates, Jane Smiley, and Tobias Wolff, as well as pieces by lesser-known writers. Includes an archive back to 2003. Free registration is required.

National Geographic

New England Journal of Medicine
"Each week, the New England Journal of Medicine presents major, previously unpublished research results, clinical findings, updates, and opinions. Over 240,000 physicians, students, managers, and other medical professionals in more than 120 countries subscribe to the New England Journal of Medicine. The full text of the Journal is available online for all subscribers to the print version. For Original Articles and Special Articles, six months after publication the full text becomes available to all registered users." Free registration is required in order to view archived articles.

The New Yorker
Online version of the weekly magazine. Art, theater, and film reviews, general interest non-fiction and short stories

The online version of the print magazine of the same title contains headline articles, movie reviews, daily news, and more. Archived back to 1993 (free to search, but seeing the full text costs.)  Searchable.


Popular Mechanics

Popular Science

Reader's Digest

Saturday Evening Post



Star Magazine
Selected stories from the supermarket tabloid of celebrity gossip.

Surgical Neurology International

Upholster! Magazine Online
This online magazine contains a wealth of information about all types of upholstery. Free basic and advanced instructions are available for furniture, automobile, and marine upholstery projects. Links include wholesale and retail suppliers of tools, fabrics, and equipment. There is also a bookstore, a classifieds section for buying or selling upholstery businesses and equipment, and a discussion board for questions about upholstery.

U.S. News Online
This site from US News and World Report contains a lot of free content. In addition to the online version of the weekly print magazine (archived and searchable to early 1996), there's the enormous Education section covering all aspects of colleges and careers. The Women's Network
iVillage functions as an online women's magazine, support group, and community. Issues of home, health, and happiness (including recipes and a personalized horoscope) are coupled with advice on how to succeed in business. Register for free membership and you will also be eligible to establish an e-mail account and participate in contests. Note: the advertising can be obtrusive.
The site offers information for job seekers and researchers needing insight into a company's corporate culture. The site provides employer profiles, message boards, job listings, and a newsletter. Free online access to the full text of its industry guidebooks is available to registered members. membership is free. The Career Store sells books, magazines, and online career development courses.