For students looking to create magazines, below are a few links to a range of interesting examples to explore for inspiration.
1) MAGZUS has a huge range of magazines you can read online, including some famous ones such as Rolling Stone, Empire, The New Yorker, Esquire, PCGamer and others. You can search for them through genre of magazine or in the search bar at the top of the site.
3) MAGAZINELIB is a website from which you can download a wide range of magazines in PDF form. Again, some of these are more professional than others.
4) LANTERN is a collection of old-school magazines and books about the histories of film, photography and recorded sound.