Browsing is back! BrowZine now available at Drexel

Browsing is back! BrowZine now available at Drexel
Jenny James Lee
October 2, 2014

Example of a Browzine Bookshelf

As wonderful as e-journal articles are, they typically are not easy to browse as their print counterparts – that is, until now. The Libraries is excited to provide a new tool that facilitates easy browsing on mobile devices, BrowZine.

BrowZine is available for iPads, iPhones, iPod Touches (iOS v7.x+), Android tablets (OS v4.0+) and Kindle Fire HD tablets (and soon Android phones). The application is free to download, but access to electronic journals is limited to members of the Drexel Community.

Once installed and synchronized with the Libraries’ licensed e-journals, users can browse journals by title and/or subject, select titles to review at their leisure, place articles on customized virtual bookshelves and set alerts to identify when new issues are available. The app also provides a table of contents that links to individual articles that can be saved onto a device for later reading – or transferred to another management tool like EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley or Drobbox.

BrowZine includes journals from publishers such as PLoS, Oxford, Wiley, Elsevier, Sage, and BioMed Central.

Get started by downloading the free BrowZine app from the Apple AppStore, Google Play or the AmazonAppStore. Select Drexel University from the list of subscribing institutions and enter your Drexel credentials (network id and password). This authentication will load BrowZine and sync your device to access Drexel’s e-journal collections. Get started to browse in minutes as you once did the stacks for hours and create your own personally selected collection of readings

If you have questions about BrowZine or need any assistance, please contact your Liaison Librarian or Beth Ten Have, Director, Library Academic Partnerships.