Due to budget constraints and new linking features available within the library search system/catalog, Atkins library will cancel BrowZine, a service that provided direct linking to PDF articles through our search system and offered a platform for managing journal access for faculty, researchers, and students. This cancelation will affect anyone who has been using the BrowZine App and BrowZine Web to organize, access, and stay up-to-date on articles published in the library’s journal subscriptions. It will also remove the “Download PDF” and “View Issue Contents” links from article records and “View Journal Content” links from journal records. Access to the service will cease on August 1, 2021. Prior to the suspension of access, if you have articles saved in the BrowZine application, be sure to download them into a citation management system or onto your preferred device.
There will still be direct linking in the library search system to library articles and journals via the “Available Online” links:
An alternative to keeping up with new issues of journals that you follow can be accomplished through publication alerts from the databases. Contact your subject librarian to learn how to create publication alerts for specific journals.
Please let us know if you have any questions. Contact Liz Siler, Associate Dean for Collection Services at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the cancellation. Contact the Help Desk with questions about accessing our resources online.
This news was first announced through the Academic Affairs News Digest and on the library website on June 28, 2021.
Atkins Library is sponsoring BrowZine, a new application that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the library’s scholarly journals - all in a format optimized for your iPad, iPhone or Android tablet and phone. You can also access BrowZine on the web, and sync your account across all platforms. A link to BrowZine Web is accessible from the Databases tab on the library website.
BrowZine delivers top journals from publishers like Oxford, SAGE, Springer, Wiley and Elsevier and many more. With BrowZine, you can:
Browse and read journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles.
Create your own bookshelf and be notified when new articles in your field of interest are published.
Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero, Papers and more.