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Database Help & Tutorials

Help and tutorials for specific library databases.


The Library provides access to 35 popular magazine titles through Flipster.

How to Use Flipster:

To read magazines in Flipster on your computer, simply use any of the Flipster links on the Library website* to get to our Flipster page, then click on the magazine you'd like to read.

Using the Flipster App:

Flipster also offers a reading app for mobile devices. In order to authenticate your access to the Library's subscription, you must use your mobile browser (such as Safari or Chrome) to navigate to our Flipster site through the library's homepage.* After opening a magazine, click the three lines in the upper left corner to open the menu. Then, select the "Open in App" option to download the magazine to the Flipster app, where it will also be available for offline reading. NB: Some titles will only be available in the app for a limited time after the initial download.

*Please note that if you are accessing Flipster from off campus, you will first need to log in to Off Campus Access.

Locating the "Open in App" option in the Flipster menu. Flipster app screen with magazines downloaded.




Q: Can I save or print portions of magazines in Flipster?

A: Yes! When using Flipster in your computer browser, a Print option will be available in the menu on the right side of the screen. Flipster allows you to print the current view (either one or two pages), or the entire issue - there is no option to select a specific range of pages. After choosing the portion you wish to print, your selection will be opened as a PDF, which can then be downloaded and/or sent to the printer.

Q: Are back issues available?

A: Yes! To view back issues, open the current issue of the magazine you wish to read and choose the All Issues option in the menu (on the right side of the screen on your computer, or in the upper left hand corner on mobile). This will display roughly two years of back issues, which can be opened and read in the same manner as current issues.