The University Library is running a trial of a new technology called BrowZine – a tablet app that allows you to browse, read and monitor some of the library’s best journals (including a wide range of health sciences journals!), all from your iPad.
To learn more, please take a look at this short two minute video.
Q: Is this only available on an iPad? —
- Currently, yes. An Android version is expected in June and a smart phone version expected in later summer or early fall.
Q: Can I use Browzine on a computer (laptop or desktop)? —
- No. (Sorry!)
Q: What credentials do I need to use to login? —
- Your UM uniquename and kerberos password.
Q: How long is the trial? —
- 30 days, until late June.
Q: How far back does the content go? —
- If we already own the content, back to 2005.
Q: Where does the content come from? —
- These are current journals to which UM Library already subscribes. It does not include aggregated content (e.g., CINAHL, PsycInfo, etc.).
My unsolicited 2 cents (and admittedly, I don’t have an iPad so I have yet to test out the full functionality) – but judging by the interface, if you’re an avid journal/article reader, this app can be really phenomenal. Check out the features in these screenshots:
- Your library & bookshelf:
- Your saved articles:
- Article view & what you can do with the articles:
Let us know how you like it by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!