Magazine articles can be valuable primary source material because they reflect popular culture, daily life, and events/issues/ideas of the time. Photos and graphics as well as the advertisements found in magazines are also useful as primary sources.
WSU Libraries has in its collections the print or microfilm back runs of a large number of magazines as well as current issues, and databases of full-text articles, historic and current. Find specific magazine titles in the Libraries' catalog. You can also use magazine databases: