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BrowZine: What It Is

Information about BrowZine, a tool that lets you browse, read and monitor the latest scholarly journals.

Electronic Resources Manager

Rebecca Richardson

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What is BrowZine?



Your Academic Journals in a Beautiful Browsable Format



BrowZine works by organizing the articles available through Purdue University Libraries, uniting them into complete journals, then arranging these journals on a common newsstand.  The result is an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across disciplines.

What It Can Do For You

  • No more awkward searching through dozens of databases: Easily read complete scholarly journals in a format that is optimized for tablet devices


  • 24/7 Access to the information that matters to you: Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals


  • Keep up with the latest research trends: Be alerted when new editions of journals are published-No more clumsy RSS feeds to manage


  • Share links to articles with colleagues or email a link to your lab group on the go: Easily save to Zotero, Mendeley, Dropbox and other services

How to get it


Getting Started

Download the BrowZine App!

  1. Download BrowZine by simply going to the app store for your device and search for "browzine".  It's a free download.
  2. Next, select "Purdue University" from the library list. 
  3. You will be prompted to log in with your Career Account.  This is the same username/password that you would use to access library materials from off-campus.
Available on the app store Android App on Google Play Available at Amazon App Store for Google Android
 All iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches with iOS v7.x+ Android Tablets and Smartphones with OS v4.1+  Kindle Fire HD Tablets

BrowZine Updates

My Bookshelf Sync is Coming!

Starting next week, you can sync My Bookshelf and get article alerts on all of your devices - web, iOS, and Android too!

If you use My Bookshelf on BrowZine Web, you will now start receiving new article alerts, just like on mobile. If you make changes to My Bookshelf on any device - add journals, read articles - My Bookshelf will synchronize across the web and all your mobile apps.


BrowZine Web Edition Now Available!

Access to BrowZine Web is now ready! You can access BrowZine by simply going to BrowZine will automatically detect if users are on campus; otherwise you will be prompted to select your library.

Since its introduction, web access has been our number one requested feature and BrowZine Web Edition will open important new ways for researchers to incorporate BrowZine into their workflow from whatever platform they may be using.