Answered By: Elizabeth Price
Last Updated: Aug 15, 2023     Views: 6

Flipster allows you to read recent issues of popular magazines in a web browser or an app. 

Who can use Flipster?

JMU students, faculty, staff and affiliates can read magazines with Flipster. Find it on JMU Libraries' Databases list.

Do I have to download software or an app to use Flipster?

No. You can use Flipster in a browser without downloading anything. 

What are the browser/system requirements for using Flipster?

Find the current requirements for browsers and mobile devices on this site.

I'm having trouble using Flipster. Where can I find help?

Start with these tutorials. If your problem isn't resolved, try Ask the Library

Can I request a magazine be added to Flipster?

Yes! Email your liaison librarian with the magazine title. 

Can I share a link to an article in Flipster in Canvas?

No, it's not possible to link directly to an article in Flipster. 

Can I read older issues of magazines in Flipster?

Yes, older issues are available. On a desktop or laptop computer, open the most recent issue of a magazine and select the "All Issues" menu item to see available issues. On a mobile device, tap on the info icon associated with the magazine you are interested in. From the Details Screen, browse all available back issues.

Cover of the Atlantic demonstrating Flipster

What magazines are available to read in Flipster?

JMU Libraries subscribes to recent issues of these magazines in Flipster.

  • Adbusters
  • America - The Jesuit Review of Faith and Culture
  • American Craft
  • American History
  • American Poetry Review
  • Aperture
  • Apollo
  • Archaeology (Archives of Scientific Psychology)
  • Architectural Digest
  • Art in America
  • Art and AsiaPacific
  • Artforum International
  • Biblical Archaeology Review
  • Bust
  • C: International Contemporary Art
  • Ceramics, Art and Perception
  • Ceramics Monthly
  • Christianity Today
  • Commonweal
  • Communication Arts
  • Consumer Reports
  • Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue
  • Discover
  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
  • Downbeat
  • Education Week
  • ENR
  • Exchange
  • Fine Woodworking
  • Forbes
  • Foreign Policy
  • Glamour
  • Horticulture
  • The Humanist
  • Inc.
  • Metalsmith
  • The Nation
  • National Geographic
  • Natural History
  • The New Yorker
  • Orion
  • The Oxford American
  • Poetry
  • Popular Mechanics
  • Popular Woodworking
  • The Progressive
  • Rolling Stone
  • School Arts - The Art Education Magazine for Teachers
  • School Library Journal
  • Sculpture
  • Sports Illustrated for Kids
  • Talent Development
  • Technology Review: MIT's Magazine of Innovation
  • TIME
  • Training
  • The Art Newspaper
  • The Atlantic Monthly
  • The Christian Century
  • The Christian Science Monitor Weekly
  • The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide
  • The Horn Book (Horn Book Magazine)
  • The Magazine Antiques (Antiques)
  • The Washington Monthly
  • The Writer
  • The Writers Digest


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