BrowZine is back

For a second trial, and now available for your mobile devices and in a standard Web browser version.

BrowZine was previously trialled in Michaelmas Term 2014.  BrowZine is now on trial again until 31 October 2015.  Please write to eresources@lib.cam.ac.uk to tell us what you think of BrowZine.

Go to here to access BrowZine for a Web browser

From your mobile device

  • Download BrowZine: From your Android, iOS or Kindle Fire device, visit the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Amazon App Store. Search for “BrowZine” and download the app to your device. (If you have previously been using BrowZine with our Open Access library, please delete the app and reinstall it.)
  • Access BrowZine: Tap on the app icon to open BrowZine. A list of libraries will appear, please select University of Cambridge. Enter at least one character in the box shown on the following screen and press Continue.
  • Start browsing! Use the Subject dropdown menu to browse by subject categories or our Titles A-Z to find a specific title by name.

Further information for librarians:

BrowZine works by organizing the articles found in Open Access and subscription databases, uniting them into complete journals, then arranging these journals on a common news-stand. The result is an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across the disciplines.

At a time when more and more libraries are opting for e-only access to scholarly journals, the experience of browsing a library’s collection of new issues to keep up with the latest research trends is an awkward task requiring setting up alerting systems, RSS feeds and other clumsy technologies on multiple platforms.

By making content available in an easy to view, browsable format, libraries are able to pull away the layers of technology between the user and content. Each reader can create a personal bookshelf of favourite journals and BrowZine will soon be able to deliver convenient push notifications to indicate when new material is published.

These favourite titles are housed in a convenient “My Bookshelf” area where users can freely rearrange these titles to suit their preference. Just like in a user’s own workspace, they can then easily access their favourite titles quickly, every time they use BrowZine.

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