The library is sponsoring BrowZine, a new tablet application that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the library’s scholarly journals, all in a format optimized for your iPad or Android tablet! Built to accompany your searching needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place.
When the library switched from print journals to e-journals, users lost much of the ability to browse a journal’s table of contents and articles were disaggregated from the familiar journal issue. BrowZine collects journal articles from e-journal databases and normalizes the browsing and reading experience. Users can also “follow” their favorite journals and receive email alerts when new issues are available.
Currently BrowZine provides one-click access to scholarly articles from publishers such as Sage, Springer, Wiley, Oxford, and Project Muse; others are coming soon. We expect the journals of the American Psychological Association to be available soon through BrowZine. Elsevier journals are currently included and users can browse the table of contents; however access to most Elsevier articles will require a department access code. The library is looking for feedback from students and faculty on whether Elsevier journals should continue to be included in the future.
To get started, search for “BrowZine” in the app stores (Apple, Google, Amazon) and download BrowZine to your device for free. When initially launching BrowZine, select Hope College from the Library drop-down list. Then, enter your 1Hope login and password. Start creating a personal bookshelf of favorite journals now! To learn more, you can view this short two-minute video:
Don’t have your own iPad or Android device? You can use BrowZine on the public iPad located in the current periodical area on the first floor of the library or check out an iPad from the Media Services Desk on the 2nd floor of the library.
We would love your feedback about your BrowZine experience. Send questions or comments to email@example.com.