BrowZine brings recent issues of scholarly journals to your iPad or Android tablet for browsing. Like the Current Periodicals area at the library, BrowZine emphasizes current awareness and browsing over focused research or searching.
It brings journal content together from multiple publishers and platforms into a single place, where you can save your favorite journals, view the tables of contents, and read or save articles, as new issues are released.
This is a unique, new library product, and we’re excited for you to try it out! Please let us know how it works for you at email@example.com.
BrowZine is not designed for in-depth research or searching. For that, we recommend OneSearch, QuickSearch, or the many databases and indexes that the Hesburgh Library subscribes to. If you have questions about the best source for your research needs, please contact the subject specialist for your discipline or the Reference Desk.
People who want to stay current on articles being published in their field – researchers, faculty, administrators, graduate students and anyone else with favorite titles.
BrowZine is available from the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store, and the Amazon Kindle App Store. It’s a free download, but make sure to choose “University of Notre Dame” from the list of libraries so you have access to the journals we subscribe to.
For now, BrowZine is available for all versions of the iPad and iPad Mini running iOS 5.1 or later, and on Android tablets running Android 4.0 or higher, including the Google Nexus 7 or 10, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD.
Versions for iPhones and Android smartphones will be released sometime in the fall.
BrowZine is only available as an app for mobile devices, and is not available for laptop or desktop computers. Currently there is not support for Windows tablets.
Yes! If you run into problems, however, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some publishers that are included are AIP, Brill, Cambridge, Elsevier, IEEE, Nature, Oxford, Sage and Taylor and Francis. Access to titles that the Hesburgh Libraries subscribe to should continue to grow, but please contact email@example.com to suggest titles, and we will pass the suggestion along to BrowZine.
BrowZine is a tool to access current journal content. To search for articles, or access backfile content, please use one of our other access options, such as the EJournal Locator for the older content of specific journals, or one of our databases, OneSearch or QuickSearch for articles.
Contact the electronic resources department, by email or using SpiceWorks, for help getting or using BrowZine. In addition, Third Iron, the company that created BrowZine, has an extensive support section on their website.
And, check out this review in the Chronicle of Higher Education!
Probably not. Articles are available once they are bundled into an issue, so preprint articles that have not been assigned to an article will probably not be accessible.
Nope! Articles in journal titles for which the library has a current subscription and whose publisher is supported by BrowZine can be accessed as soon as they’re published digitally and assigned a DOI by the organization CrossRef. For more information about DOIs and CrossRef, see CrossRef's Fast Facts.
Links in articles should work, if we have a subscription to the journal being linked to. If you get an error message, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles which have been saved can be found in the Saved Articles area, and can be read off-line, but other features will not work.
BrowZine doesn’t offer a printing function, but articles can be opened in other apps that to allow printing, like Dropbox or iBooks, Use the icon in the upper right hand corner (three little squares in Android, a rectangle with an arrow in iOS) to open an article in a different app. The apps that are available there will depend on which you have installed on your tablet.
Currently, the only supported citation management service is Zotero, but BrowZine is working on support for RefWorks and Mendeley. In the meantime, you can save articles to Box or Dropbox, or email them to yourself, and import from there. For help setting up Mendeley auto-import from a Dropbox or Box folder, email us at email@example.com.
Hold your finger down on the journal until it begins to move. Click the X in the corner, then find the journal via the subject browse or title search, and add it again.