Getting inspiration from nicely designed magazines and books is common habit for graphic designers and art directors. But buying all this stuff is expensive and when you are still a student or in early working years you might not have the financial resources to afford them. Public libraries normally don't have many magazines you want to use as a inspiration - and most of all you won't find many international design magazines. So where to find online access to international design magazines for free. The internet is a great resource for inspiration, but screen design follows other rules than print. But now you can go to Issuu - You might already read about it as the best PDF online viewer - and it sure is - but it is also an online library with a massive collection of design magazines. They have a category called "Visual Inspiration" - exactly what you want. Really neat so check it out.
Here is an example of a publication I've found there.