A hidden gem of our online collections at Ohrstrom Library is the Flipster popular magazine collection for students, faculty, and staff. Featuring browsable and searchable digital copies of favorite titles in over a dozen subject categories, Flipster offers full-color images of each page, perfect for reading on the St. Paul’s network, or for downloading. Use the app (iPhone or Android) on a mobile device, or the web browser on your computer, to view current or back issues of The New Yorker, Essence, Wired, Beijing Review, and more.
What should you know about popular magazines before you consult them for your next research project? Check out these pages that compare/contrast scholarly and popular sources and their uses:
What’s the Difference between Scholarly Journals and Popular Magazines? (Georgetown University Library)
Magazines or Journals (Oregon School Library Information System)
Pro Tip #1: To find more popular magazines by title, use our Discovery search, choosing “Journal title/source” from the drop-down menu.
Pro Tip #2: Ask a friendly Ohrstrom librarian for help, either in person or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start reading your favorite magazines today!