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BrowZine: Getting Started

Information about BrowZine, a free app for accessing and reading content from academic journals

What is BrowZine?

BrowZine is a free web or mobile application from Third Iron that allows users to browse, read, and monitor journals available through the MSU Libraries.  With the BrowZine app, you can:

  • Create a bookshelf of your favorite journals for easy, fast access
  • Read articles in a format optimized for a tablet device
  • Get alerts when new journal issues are published
  • Save articles to Zotero, Dropbox, or an app of your choice for pdf collecting and notetaking
  • Share links to articles with others by email, Facebook, or Twitter

Please note that not all the features are available on BrowZine Web yet. More will be coming later this fall.


BrowZine Web is now available from the MSU Libraries. This web-based version of BrowZine can be used in any internet browser and does not require a mobile device. BrowZine is also available as an app for both the Apple and Android mobile environments.

Third Iron has worked to include journals from many of the major publishers in BrowZine, particularly in the sciences, but you’ll find that not all journals are yet included.  More and more journals will be added over time. An updated list of supported publishers is available on the Third Iron website.

Accessing BrowZine

Using BrowZine Web

BrowZine Web can be accessed right in your favorite internet browser by clicking on this link.


Downloading the Mobile App


BrowZine can be downloaded for free from iTunes at this link, or by searching the App Store for 'BrowZine'.


Browzine can be downloaded for free from either Google Play or the Amazon Appstore.



All users have access to content in open access journals available from publishers such as BioMed Central and PLoS.  To access content from supported publishers available through the MSU Libraries subscriptions, you must sign in with your MSU NetID and password.

To sign in:

1) After downloading and opening the app for the first time, you will be asked to 'Choose a Library'.

2) Scroll down to, or type into the search bar, 'Michigan State University' and select.

3) Enter your MSU ID and Password in the appropriate fields, and login.

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