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NLS-Sponsored Audio Magazines

The following magazines are available directly from the NLS publisher. Magazines are checked out to users and need to be returned to the publisher.  The cartridge loan period for weekly publications is one week after you receive them. The cartridge loan period for monthly, bimonthly, and quarterly publications is one month after you receive them.

Enjoy your audio magazines but please remember to return them. These magazines are also available for download through BARD (see below).  To subscribe to any of these magazines, please fill out our audio magazine request form and return it to us, or contact us with your preferences at 800-452-0292 or tbabs.info@state.or.us.


American History
bimonthly
Articles for the general reader about the full spectrum of the history of North America.

Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact
10 issues/year
Short stories, novelettes, and features with science-fiction themes.

Issac Asimov's Science Fiction
10 issues/year
Short stories, novelettes, and features with science-fiction themes.

The Atlantic Monthly
10 issues/year
Articles on politics and current issues; fiction by contemporary American writers.

Das Beste aus Reader's Digest

monthly
German edition of Reader’s Digest. First-person articles, profiles, opinion pieces, and other general-interest articles. Selections come from German-language magazines as well as the American edition of Reader's Digest. (Germany)

Bon Appétit
monthly
Articles on cooking, entertainment, and travel; recipes from well-known restaurants.

Consumer Reports
monthly
In-depth articles that rate consumer products tested for quality, durability, and safety. Also features general-interest topics such as health and money management.

Contemporary Sound Track: A Review of Pop, Jazz, Rock, and Country
bimonthly
A sampler of articles from national magazines on jazz, rock, country, and pop music.

Cricket: The Realm of Imagination
9 issues/year
Stories, poems, and articles by internationally known authors. Also includes songs, jokes, and crafts. For ages 9–14. Packaged with National Geographic Kids.

Diabetes Forecast: The Healthy Living Magazine
monthly
Articles on health care, nutrition, and research findings. Published by the American Diabetes Association.

Discover Magazine: Science, Technology, and the Future
10 issues/year
Articles on ecology, natural history, science, and technology. Features news on breakthroughs in science, technology, and medicine. Includes book reviews, brain bogglers (puzzles), and awards for technological innovations.

Ebony: It's More than a Magazine; it’s a Movement
11 issues/year
Articles on food, dress, leisure, travel, and personalities emphasizing achievements of African Americans.

The Economist
weekly
Authoritative weekly newspaper focusing on international politics and business news and opinion.

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: World's Leading Mystery Magazine
10 issues/year
Mystery stories by established authors in the field and by new, previously unpublished writers.

Foreign Affairs
bimonthly
Analysis of issues by statesmen, diplomats, and scholars and trends in international politics, law, and economics.

France-Amérique: Le Journal Français des États-Unis
11 issues/year
In French. French news analysis, trends, interviews, book and film reviews, travel, advice, and resources to perfect French language skills; information on the French American community.

Good Housekeeping
monthly
Articles on family and home management with features on food and decorating.

Health and Nutrition Newsletters
monthly
Selections on medical conditions of special interest to older adults, nutritional information, and ways to maintain good health from Johns Hopkins Medicine: Health after Fifty; Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Tools for Healthier Lives; and Nutrition Action Healthletter.

Horticulture: The Art and Science of Smart Gardening
bimonthly
Gardening trends, products, and projects for amateur gardeners.

Magazine of the Month
monthly
Special NLS program designed to provide a limited substitute for newsstand browsing. Readers are sent a different magazine each month.

Money
monthly
Articles on money-management, consumer, and family issues; includes regular columns with news and advice on jobs, taxes, Social Security, investments, products, and services.

The Musical Mainstream
quarterly
Selected articles from national magazines about classical music, music criticism, and music teaching; lists new NLS music acquisitions.

The Nation
45 issues/year
Covers foreign affairs, local and national politics, education, and law. Reviews films, theater, books, and the arts.

National Geographic
monthly
Articles on world geography and cultures, plant and animal life, space exploration, and ancient history.

National Geographic World (Kids)
10 issues/year
Articles for children about people, places, customs, animals, and plants. Packaged with Cricket.

National Review
24 issues/year
Presents a conservative viewpoint on business, politics, economics, education, and other subjects.

The New York Times Book Review
weekly
Literary articles and book reviews from the Sunday New York Times.

Odyssey: Adventures in Science
9 issues/year
Focus on science with emphasis on earth science and space. Each issue explores a single theme in depth; for grades 5–9.

Outdoor Life: The Source for Hunting and Fishing Adventure
10 issues/year
Adventures and experiences in hunting and fishing, information on conservation and game laws, reports on sporting equipment and techniques.

People
51 issues/year
Celebrity news and interviews.

People en Español
11 issues/year
In Spanish. Articles about entertainers and newsworthy individuals of potential interest to Spanish-speaking readers.

QST: Devoted Entirely to Amateur Radio
monthly
Contains project-building ideas and news on all aspects of ham radio. Official publication of the American Radio Relay League.

Quarterly Music Magazine
quarterly
Special NLS program designed to provide a limited substitute for newsstand browsing. Readers are sent a different music magazine each quarter. Covers a variety of aspects and types of music, such as opera, jazz, and country, and instruments such as guitar and keyboard.

Sound + Vision: Quality Entertainment. Everywhere
8 issues/year
Reports on new sound equipment and record reviews, with emphasis on popular music.

Spider: The Magazine for Children
9 issues/year
Stories, poems, jokes, and crafts for beginning readers ages 6–9.

Sports Illustrated
51 issues/year
International sports news and articles with emphasis on American spectator sports. Features on sports personalities, sports events, and outdoor activities.

Sports Illustrated Kids
monthly
Sports news and articles for ages 8–13. Features sports personalities, events, and sports cards; youths who are excelling in sports; regular column by youths discussing a controversial sports-related issue.

Travel + Leisure
monthly
Articles on vacation sites and tour destinations with tips on food and photography.

True West: Preserving the American West
monthly
Nonfiction articles about the Old West written by historians and western buffs.

Vanidades

monthly
In Spanish. A general-interest magazine with an emphasis on style.

The Week: The Best of the U. S. and International Media
50 issues/year
News and commentary on world events.

Wired
monthly
An American magazine that reports on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.

The Writer: Advice and Inspiration for Today's Writer
monthly
New and established writers discuss their craft and work experiences. Regular columns feature trade news, contest information, and names and addresses of manuscript markets.

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BARD Download Magazines

All of the magazines listed above are available to download from BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download), and there a few extra magazines that are available for download from BARD only.  These magazines are listed below.  If you are not a BARD user yet, follow this link to the online application, and visit our BARD information page for user requirements and download instructions.

American Heritage
Buenhogar
Matilda Ziegler (through 2009)
Selecciones del Reader's Digest (through August 2009)
U.S. News and World Reports (through June 2009)
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Local Audio Magazines

The following magazines are available from Talking Books in partnership with other organizations. Magazines are sent to patrons and need to be returned to Talking Books.  Enjoy your audio magazines but please remember to return them.  To subscribe to any of these magazines, please fill out our audio magazine request form and return it to us, or contact us with your preferences at 800-452-0292 or tbabs.info@state.or.us.

 

Lions Newsletter

monthly
Audio version of the Oregon Lions magazine provided by the Eugene Downtown Lions Club.

OPB-Oregon Public Broadcasting

monthly
Audio version of OPB’s schedule.
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Publisher-Direct Audio Magazines

These magazines will mail directly from the publisher.  Users will need to return the magazine in order to receive the next issue.

Choice Magazine Listening

Quarterly
Choice selects and records memorable writing from approximately 100 leading magazine offering over eight hours of outstanding unabridged articles, fiction, and poetry.  Please contact the publisher to subscribe, cancel, or make address changes at 1-888-724-6423.

Guidepost

Quarterly
Articles about faith, hope, and inspiration.  Please contact the publisher to subscribe, cancel, or make address changes at 1-800-431-2344.
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Braille Magazines

These magazines are also available for download through BARD.  To subscribe to any of these Braille magazines, fill out our Braille magazine request form and return it to us, or contact us with your preferences at 800-452-0292 or tbabs.info@state.or.us.

Boys' Life for All Boys
monthly
Articles on the outdoors, sports, and hobbies, with adventure fiction and humor; ages 9-16. Published by the Boy Scouts of America.

Braille Chess Magazine
quarterly
Articles on chess; news of current trends and competitions. (UK)

Braille Music Magazine
monthly
Articles about classical music for professional and amateur musicians; reviews of new braille music publications. (UK)

Conundrum
monthly
Crossword and logic puzzles, anagrams, word searches, and general- knowledge quizzes. (UK)

Cooking Light
11 issues/year
Short articles on exercise, food, fitness, health, and nutrition. Each issue contains approximately seventy recipes that feature fresh, natural ingredients and low-fat cooking

ESPN: The Magazine
biweekly
Sports news and information; player profiles.

Harper's Magazine
monthly
General culture magazine with articles by well-known writers on politics, international affairs, education, and science. Includes short stories, satire, and poetry.

Health Newsletters
monthly
Current health concerns, medical information, nutrition, and stress management from Harvard Health Letter, Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Tools for Healthier Lives; and University of California Berkeley Wellness Letter.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance
monthly
General-interest articles on managing finances, including taxes, investment options, real estate, insurance, and retirement planning.

Ladies' Home Journal
11 issues/year
Articles and fiction intended for women; includes household hints, recipes, and ideas on fashion and beauty.

Martha Stewart Living
monthly
Offers recipes and gardening, crafts, collectibles, reminiscence, housekeeping, and entertaining tips.

Muse: The Magazine of Life, the Universe, and Pie Throwing
9 issues/year
Offers science, art, archaeology, and history activities for ages 9–14; includes contests and book and media reviews.

The Musical Mainstream
quarterly
Selected articles from national magazines about classical music, music criticism, and music teaching; lists new NLS music acquisitions

National Geographic
monthly
Articles on world geography and cultures, plant and animal life, space exploration, and ancient history.

The New York Times Book Review
weekly
Literary articles and book reviews from the Sunday New York Times.

The New York Times Large Print Weekly
weekly
Highlights from the New York Times.

News
quarterly
NLS newsletter. National and international developments in library services to blind and physically handicapped individuals.

Parents
11 issues/year
Expert advice about pregnancy, your life, and family time.

PC World
monthly
Information for computer users about hardware, software, advanced technology, and trends in the field; columns on product reviews and helpful hints.

Playboy: Entertainment for Men
11 issues/year
Fiction, interviews, and articles with a male perspective.

Poetry
11 issues/year
Contemporary poetry selected from a wide range of contributors and styles.

Popular Mechanics
monthly
Practical advice for the amateur mechanic, information on automotive and home repairs, features on new equipment.

Popular Music Lead Sheets
irregular
Melodies, lyrics, and chords to popular songs ranging from golden oldies to recent hits.

Rolling Stone
24 issues/year
American popular culture in the arts and entertainment industry. Provides record, video, audiovisual, and computer hardware reviews.

Science News: Magazine of the Society for Science and the Public
biweekly
Excerpts of reports on current programs in science, medicine, and technology.

Seventeen
10 issues/year
Tips on beauty and fashion for young women, and articles on careers, education, family, social relations, and diet.

Short Stories
monthly
Stories from contemporary writers. (UK)

Spider: The Magazine for Children
9 issues/year
Stories, poems, jokes, and crafts for beginning readers ages 6–9.

Sports Schedules
annual
Listings of games for six national sports leagues: American Baseball League, National Baseball League, National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League, and Women’s National Basketball Association. Includes combined schedule by date for American Baseball and National Baseball Leagues.

Stone Soup: The Magazine by Young Writers and Artists
bimonthly
Stories, poems, illustrations, and book reviews created by children through age thirteen. Features an activities section with suggested related projects.

Update
quarterly
NLS newsletter. News about volunteer programs and activities related to library services for blind and physically handicapped individuals.
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