October 4, 2013
Purdue University Libraries journal subscriptions available through BrowZine app
Purdue University Libraries is now sponsoring BrowZine, a new tablet application that allows users to browse, read and monitor many of the Libraries' scholarly journals in a format optimized for iPads, Android tablets, and Kindle Fire HDs.
Users can mark journals to follow and will receive push notifications when new issues of journals come out. Users also can read and save articles in BrowZine; send PDFs of articles of interest to preferred PDF readers or other places like Dropbox; and save articles to reference management tools such RefWorks and Zotero.
Browzine is available to Purdue faculty, staff and students at no cost. The app can be used on iPad, Android tablets (with OS v4.0+), and Kindle Fire HD. Support for iPhone and Android smartphones is expected in early 2014.
Instructions on how to download the app onto tablets can be found on the Libraries website at http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/browzine.
A list of publishers that can be found through Browzine is at http://support.thirdiron.com/knowledgebase/articles/132654-what-publishers-do-you-support-. Journals that are available as part of aggregator subscriptions, like ProQuest or Ebsco databases, aren't included. Only subscriptions direct with participating publishers will be available.
ThirdIron, the company that owns BrowZine, provides customer support at http://support.thirdiron.com/.Questions or concerns about Browzine should be directed to Rebecca Richardson, electronic resources librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org.