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Answered By: Gina Scioscia
Last Updated: Nov 10, 2020     Views: 8


Thank you for your inquiry about our eMagazines.  In regards to The Atlantic and Forbes, both of these titles were pulled by the publisher from the RBDigital collection.  This means they no longer allow it be licensed by RBDigital and it is therefore no longer available in digital format for us to purchase.  Many publishers are changing their licensing model in response to dwindling print subscriptions.  I am not sure whether The Atlantic or Forbes are available from other digital eMagazine providers (Flipster and OverDrive are other distributors who supply eMagazines to libraries, and last we checked, those titles were unavailable through them).

I'm sorry I could not supply better news, and we appreciate your offer, but it is not a question of the library not able to afford these, but that they are unavailable for us at this time in the full digital replica editions (where the view and browsing mirrors the print layout). However, both of these titles can be found in our database collections, which operate a bit differently than RBDIgital. 
Here are the direct links (you will be prompted for your library card number and name before it resolves)

These links will bring you to the publication page within the database that contains the full text of the magazine. The articles are each individual pdf which you can view online or download. You can't "checkout/download" the entire magazine like in RBDIgital. 

On the publication page you can chose a single issue to browse through that issue's articles, or you can choose Search within this publication, to search in all issues (E.g. if you were looking for an article by a certain author or subject).  See the screenshots for both of these options on the publication page. 

The best way to find publications that are "hidden" in our databases is to use the Journal Look Up tool located on the eMagazine guide (where you find RBDigital ). The Journal look up will point you to the name of the database that has the full text of journals/magazines --be sure that the holding information ends with "current issue" not an end date (like 12/30/2008)  See Forbes screenshot as an example.  You can put in the name of any title to see if it's available with current holdings in this tool. 
While the experience of using the databases for retrieving magazine articles is not as pleasant as browsing the full digital replica like in RBDigital, it will have the same content as that print edition (you won't get online only articles or freelance/guest articles as those fall under different copyright).    
At any rate, thanks for staying with me on this lengthy reply, but I hoped to get you access to those magazines. Let us know if you have any trouble accessing (and you can set up an alert to be notified when new issue arrives).
All the best,
Digital Resources Manager