Answered By: Virginia Bacon
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2014     Views: 953

BrowZine is a mobile app for tablets and smart phones that allows you to access and browse e-journals from different publishers in one simple interface. With BrowZine, you can:

  • Read scholarly journals in a format that is optimized for tablets.
  • Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals.
  • Be alerted when new issues of a journal are available.
  • Bookmark articles for reading later.
  • Easily save to Refworks, Zotero, Dropbox, or Mendeley.

How do I get BrowZine?

BrowZine is available for the iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, and Android tablets (such as Google Nexus or Amazon Kindle Fire) running Android 4.0 or higher.

In order to setup access to BrowZine on your iPhone or iPad, you simply need to download the BrowZine app from the Apple Store, select East Carolina University as your library on the “Settings” page, and then enter in your PirateID and password. This will allow you to browse through and read the full-text of a large portion of ECU Libraries’ e-journals. 

In order to setup access to BrowZine on your Android tablet, download BrowZine from your tablet's app store. Select East Carolina University as your library on the “Settings” page, and then enter in your PirateID and password. This will allow you to browse through and read the full-text of a large portion of ECU Libraries’ e-journals. 

Which publishers are supported by BrowZine?

Supported publishers include Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Springer, Taylor & Francis, SAGE, Cambridge, Oxford, American Chemical Society, ACM, BioMed Central, PLoS, Project Muse, Mary Ann Liebert, and many more. Additional publishers are being added every month, so check the full list of currently supported publishers frequently.

Where can I get more information about BrowZine?

You can view an introductory video about BrowZine on Vimeo. Additionally, the makers of BrowZine, Third Iron, have a support website where you can get more information about how to use BrowZine or get technical support.

Who can I contact at ECU Libraries to ask questions or give feedback?

Please contact Ginny Boyer (boyerg@ecu.edu) with any questions or feedback you have regarding BrowZine.


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