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 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.

CrossMark® – validating scholarly research

The problem

Figures show that over recent years the number of academic papers being retracted due to fraud or suspected fraud is rising rapidly. We blogged last year about the effect this is having on the academic community; whether some authors were being painted (rightly or wrongly) as dishonest or unprincipled, vying to publish whatever the ethical cost; whether researchers were being misguided or misinformed when trying to access legitimate research.

So here’s the issue: with more and more research made available online, and retraction rates on the up, how can an academic be sure that the content they are reading is up-to-date, reliable and established?

The solution

Developed by CrossRef as an answer to this problem, CrossMark is designed to “[help] researchers decide what scholarly content to trust”*. CrossMark works by validating academic content with a unique stamp of approval – the CrossMark ribbon. Their ribbon logo operates as a live record of that article’s validity, displaying up-to-date publication information when clicked, including all publication history, the location of supplementary data and peer review processes.

This instantly notifies readers to the authenticity of an article by displaying a window showing whether the document is ‘current’, or whether ‘updates are available’:

CrossMark on CJO

We’re proud to introduce CrossMark across the majority of our journals on Cambridge Journals Online (CJO). Readers can benefit from this innovative feature simply by clicking on the CrossMark logo which will feature in the top corner of newly published articles on CJO.

CrossMark even extends across PDFs, meaning that documents saved on your desktop still include reliable verification. As long as you are connected to the internet, clicking the ribbon on your PDF will direct you to the up-to-date CrossMark summary page.

We encourage readers to make a habit of checking the CrossMark information where possible in order to save making unnecessary errors when researching or referencing. We hope this new feature will be beneficial for our many readers. For more information about CrossMark, please visit their website.

More from CJO

If you’d like to stay up to date with all the latest CJO features, you can follow us on Twitter, find us on Facebook, or visit our New CJO Features page. Alternatively, have a look through the CJO section of our blog.

Reblogged from the Cambridge Journals Online blog.

BrowZine – your dream for a library app come true

BrowZine is a new tablet application (iOS & Android) where you can browse, read and follow thousands of scholarly journals available to you thanks to the University’s subscriptions or on open access.  All in a format optimized for your iPad or Android tablet.

• Browse titles by subject to easily find journals of interest
• Easily view table of contents of current past journals
• Create a personal bookshelf of favourite journals
• Share with other researchers by posting to Facebook and Twitter

BrowZine’s now on trial for Cambridge users until 30 November 2014.

Search for “BrowZine” in your app store and download the app for free or go to

When you first use BrowZine, select University of Cambridge from the drop down.

Enter your Raven userid/password.

And Enjoy!


To learn more, please take a look at this short (two minute) video

Next time you use the app, you won’t need to login again – you can browse and read our journals in full text, set up Alerts for new issues and save articles or send their references to a reference manager like Mendeley or send to Zotero, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place.

We really want to know what you think of BrowZine – We think you’ll love it but we won’t know unless you tell us – so please send a message to

How to use eresources@cambridge: #1 searching for ejournals

New to the world of ejournals@cambridge? Here’s a guide to help you start searching.

So, you have the title of an article or the details of a journal you need to browse. The first thing you then need to do is choose a search option.

The links from our catalogues are designed to identify you as part of the University of Cambridge. If you go directly to a publisher’s website or perform an internet search you may find that you cannot access material for which we have subscriptions as the website needs the authentication information from the URLs we provide.

Your search options are:

  • Articles and journals search   allows you to search by journal or article title.
  • iDiscover  will search for articles, ejournals, ebooks, databases, and all other electronic material.
  • Journal Search limits your iDiscover search to ejournals only. You can also search via the A-Z of ejournal titles.

ravenIf you are off campus you generally need to log in to Raven to access online material. A Raven log in screen should appear when you click on the link for a journal from any of the search options listed above.

Raven passwords are available to current staff and students of the University of Cambridge. If you have any questions about Raven then please see this page of FAQs from the Betty and Gordon Moore Library.

You can also use the Lean Library browser extension available from the ejournals & ersources pages. Lean Library will load URLs through our authentication server if the site includes any access to eresources for us. If we don’t have access to an article Lean Library will search for a freely available version.

Please note, we may not have a subscription to the entire holdings of a journal. The holdings information will be included in the catalogue record. Please check that we have full text access to the specific issue require.


If our holdings state that we should have access but you experience any difficulties then please contact the ejournals@cambridge helpdesk or visit our help pages.

If we do not have a subscription to a title you think we should have send us an email, with the details of the journal and your reason for recommendation, and we will include it in the database of titles to be considered for acquisition. Or complete the recommendation form:

Digitalia Hispanica


Cambridge University Library is pleased to announce an initial one-year subscription to Digitalia Hispanica, a database of e-books and e-journals in Spanish with access to some of the most prestigious publishers in Spain and Latin America. The database holds thousands of e-books and e-journals, including new and back-list titles in a wide range of subjects within the Humanities and the Social Sciences.

Some of the publishers represented in the database include: Anthropos, Biblioteca Nueva, Calambur, Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, Ocho y Medio, Iberoamericana/Vervuert , Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Some ejournal titles worth noting in Digitalia include: El Ruedo Ibérico, El Viejo Topo and Ajoblanco.  An average of 15 new publishers is added to the database each year (about 5,000 titles).

Access is available on and off campus on the Digitalia platform via this link.

The individual ejournal titles in Digitalia can be searched via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z gateway.   (From mid-November the ejournal titles will be searchable also in LibrarySearch. And from early December the ebook titles will be searchable in LibrarySearch.)

Digitalia has also been listed on the eresources@cambridge A-Z list and the Modern languages and literatures subject page.

Digitalia is compatible with tablets with access to Internet IPAD, Samsung and iPhone.