A Great New Way to Browse Journals

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Last night, in the comfort of my home with a classical music show from WTJU on the radio, I browsed several online journals on my iPad that I had selected from the University’s journal holdings for my personal bookshelf.  I read an article about the H7N9 virus in Nature and saved it in my Saved Articles space for later reference.  I read another article on organizational change and sent it via email to a colleague of mine.  In less than an hour, I was caught up with my reading.  A task, which, in the days of print journals, would have taken much longer.

This is possible now thanks to our recent institutional subscription to BrowZine, which is a tablet application that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the library’s online journals from your iPad.  To get started, search for “BrowZine” in the App Store and download the app for free; when initially launching BrowZine, select University of Virginia from the drop down list.  Once you authenticate using your University computing ID and password, you will be ready to go.

Please keep in mind that not all of our online journals are available through BrowZine.  If you wish to see the list of covered publishers, click on this URL: http://support.thirdiron.com/knowledgebase/articles/132654-what-publishers-do-you-support-.  This service will continue to expand as time goes on, and we will announce new titles and features related to the Health System.

A screenshot of a personal bookshelf.

If you have any questions about BrowZine please contact me at danwilson@virginia.edu. For additional information, please read this review of BrowZine in The Chronicle of Higher Education or view this two-minute promotional video.




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