New Electronic Resource: BrowZine
The Zach S. Henderson Library is proud to announce that we now subscribe to BrowZine, a service that allows libraries to make their scholarly journal content available to patrons via mobile devices. BrowZine pulls content from different publishers and vendor interfaces and displays the PDFs of journal articles in a single interface. Unlike DISCOVER, which also simplifies finding and accessing content from various vendors, BrowZine allows users to browse for content by title or subject instead of requiring them to search by keyword or other identifiers. Users can then save journals to a bookshelf or pin individual articles to a digital bulletin board. BrowZine notifies users when new issues of their saved journals are published and clearly explains what users have access to and what content is under embargo. The BrowZine app is free to all users and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon App Store. Once the app has been downloaded to the mobile device, the user can select a subscribing library of which he or she is a patron from a list. The users will then be asked to log in using their Georgia Southern user name and password. Currently, the App is only available for iPads, Android tablets, and Kindle Fire HD tablets, but applications for iPhones should be released this summer, and applications for Android phones should follow shortly after that. More information about how to download the BrowZine app to get started is available here.
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