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BrowZine: How to Use BrowZine

Information about BrowZine, a free app for accessing and reading content from academic journals. Last updated: 4/4/17.

Selecting Journals

Journals can be searched for by title or browsed by subject area. To search for available journals in the mobile app, select BrowZine Library in the black bar at the bottom of the app window. Click on the title to be taken to the current issue of that title.

To save your favorite journals to the BrowZine Bookshelf, select the Add to My Bookshelf button when viewing the Table of Contents of a journal. Also in the Table of Contents view, selecting Show Journal in Library (app) or Browse Related Subjects (web) will display the journal along with other titles in the same subject area.

To view the Table of Contents for older issues of a journal select the Available Issues button (app) or Change Year (web). Some journals also provide the ability to view Articles in Press.

Browzine mobile app table of contents viewMobile app Table of Contents view


Browzine Web table of contents viewWeb Table of Contents view

Saving Articles

To read an article select a title from the Table of Contents. Articles can be saved to My Articles in the Table of Contents view, or by selecting Save Article in the Send to... menu in the article view of the mobile app. Saved articles can be accessed by clicking on My Articles.

On a mobile device, articles can be read directly in the BrowZine app. Once an article is open, you can browse the issue by using the arrows in the top right to move forward to the next article or backwards to the previous one.

In BrowZine Web, selecting an article will open up a new tab with the full text of the article displayed.

Browzine mobile app article view


Currently, BrowZine does not support annotation of articles. To annotate an article, you must open it in another app by using the Send to... menu and selecting a note taking program.

Information about note taking programs is available on the Virtual Note Taking Guide.

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