Periodicals

In addition to the popular A-level Subject Magazines (Hodder Education), there are a wide range of periodicals available in the school library and online. The Lawson Library at GSAL has an excellent Research Zone online, providing easy access to numerous periodicals and other relevant resources. Please report any missing or broken hyperlinks.

Click on the name of each periodical below to visit their website.

Babel – Babel is the quarterly language magazine that brings you cutting-edge linguistic research in an accessible and colourful format. Our print and digital issues cover a vast array of language lovers’ lore, taking in languages from around the world; the past, present and future of language, and the many different uses of linguistics in the world around us.

The BMJ – The BMJ is a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal. It is one of the world’s oldest general medical journals. Originally called the British Medical Journal, the title was officially shortened to BMJ in 1988, and then changed to The BMJ in 2014. The BMJ is defined by its mission: to work towards a healthier world for all. They share that global endeavour with millions of readers working in clinical practice, research, education, government, and with patients and the public too.

Dialogue – The first issue of Dialogue was published in 1993 to support the teaching of A-level Religious Studies in British schools.  We now reach most A-level centres in the UK and have a much wider readership which includes college and university departments world-wide.  We publish high quality introductory articles on the Philosophy of Religion, Ethics and Biblical Studies by specialists in the various fields.

Geographical – Geographical is the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, a key associate and supporter of many famous expeditions, including those of Charles Darwin, Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton.

History Today – History Today is an illustrated history magazine. Published monthly in London since January 1951, it presents serious and authoritative history to as wide a public as possible. The magazine covers all periods and geographical regions and publishes articles of traditional narrative history alongside new research and historiography.

How It Works – How It Works’ expert explanations, dynamic cutaways and breathtaking images help its eager audience to understand and explore the wonders of the modern world. Making complex topics accessible for readers of all ages, How It Works stands for clarity, authority, intelligence and knowledge, which is why the brand is successful worldwide in all its forms – print, digital and online.

JSTOR – A digital library founded in 1995, JSTOR provides full-text searches of almost 2,000 journals. Originally containing digitized back issues of academic journals, it now also includes books and other primary sources, and current issues of journals. GSAL has a school subscription accessible through the online Research Zone of the Lawson Library.

Media Magazine – Advanced Level Media & Film magazine.

National Geographic – A world leader in geography, cartography and exploration.

Nature – First published in 1869, Nature is the world’s leading multidisciplinary science journal. Nature publishes the finest peer-reviewed research that drives ground-breaking discovery.

New Scientist – The world’s most popular weekly science magazine.

Private Eye – Private Eye is a British fortnightly satirical and current affairs news magazine, founded in 1961.

Science Focus – Get the latest science news, future tech, and wonders of the natural world from the UK’s no.1 science and technology monthly magazine (formerly BBC Focus).

Scientific American – Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

The Economist – The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.

The Week – The Week brings you all you need to know about everything that matters. More than a news digest – it’s an original take on world news as it happens.

Think – Think is published three times each year. The central aim of Think is to provide to a very wide audience – including schools, colleges and the general public – highly accessible and engaging writing by philosophers pre-eminent in their fields.