Tech Tip Tuesday: 4 Ways BrowZine Makes Keeping up with Scholarly Journals a Breeze

Keeping up with your favorite scholarly journals can be a full time job, which is what makes mobile apps like BrowZine such an asset to have on your devices. BrowZine is a great free app (available in the iTunes App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon App Store) that allows you to browse, read, and monitor many of the scholarly journals Stanford has licensed for your use, as well as a variety of Open Access journals.

Here are 4 ways BrowZine can make keeping up with your favorite scholarly journals a breeze:

  1. Setting up your device is simple. Once you have downloaded the app, just open the app and find the Stanford University option that is optimized for your device and sign in with your SUNet ID.
    BrowZine Institution Selection Screen
    Step 1: Find the Stanford University option that’s optimized for your device
    BrowZine SUNet ID Log in Screen
    Step 2: Log in with your SUNet ID and password.*

    *If you have not already done so, in order to access Stanford’s materials when you are off campus, you will need to set up your device to use the PAC Proxy.

  2. Creating personalized bookshelves with your favorite journals lets you organize your favorite journals your way.
    Screenshot of a BrowZine bookshelf
    Organizing and renaming your shelves is easy.

     

  3. Reading your articles on the go is easy, no matter which device you’re using. Just register each of your devices using the same email address to enable your free BrowZine Sync Account.Browzine Sync Account sign up screen
  4. Sharing links with colleagues, exporting articles to other apps, and managing your bibliography on Zotero, Mendeley, and/or Refworks can all be done conveniently from within the app.

    BrowZine sharing options screenshot
    Image from http://thirdiron.com/

Don’t see your favorite scholarly journal from Stanford’s collections in BrowZine yet? The list of publishers supported by BrowZine is constantly growing, so with any luck, it will be soon.

Want to learn more about BrowZine? Check out this video:

Introduction to BrowZine from Third Iron on Vimeo

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