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BrowZine: Introduction and Description

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Discover Scholarly Journals with BrowZine!

BrowZine is a service that allows you to browse, read and follow scholarly journals via a smart phone or using a web browser.

With BrowZine, you can:

  • Browse and read journals: Browse thousands of top journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles.
  • Stay Current with My Bookshelf: Create a personal bookshelf of titles to follow and receive new article notifications.
  • Access on any device: Easily access BrowZine from your iOS and Android device and on the web to stay up to date wherever you are.
  • Save and export articles: Use the BrowZine app to save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Papers and more. (New!)

Get started today! Simply visit or download the app from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Amazon App Store.

Setting Up BrowZine on Your Handheld Devices

STEP 1 - Download BrowZine onto your iPad or Android tablets, or view it on web version from:

  1. For iPads, iPhones & iPod Touches: Find and Install BrowZine via App Store. It supports version iOS version 8.x or newer. (New!)
  2. For Android: Find and Install BrowZine via Google Play. It supports version 4.1+.
  3. For Web: It supportsChrome version 43+, Safari version 8+, Firefox version 31+, Internet Explorer version 11+.

STEP 2 - Once you have installed and launched the app, choose a Library:

  1. Select "Hong Kong Polytechnic University" from the pull down list.
  2. Login with your NetID and NETPassword.

Browsing Journal Articles

1. Once logged in, you can browse Library subscribed journals in two ways:

  • By Subjects
  • By Titles A - Z (alphabetically) [Note: Not every journal that PolyU subscribes to is available through BrowZine]

2. Once you have located a journal, click ADD TO MY BOOKSHELF.

3. The bookshelf can be accessed from the My Bookshelf icon at the bottom of the screen.

4. A red badge will appear over the icon of a saved journal once a new issue is published.

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Important Features

My Bookshelf

  • Organize your favorite journals
  • Easily follow titles of interest
  • Be notified whenever a new article is published
  • Synchronize and back-up your data across all devices (New!)

Set up My Bookshelf

  1. Sign up for "My Bookshelf" where on the top left icon in BrowZine
  2. Confirm your sign up email address
  3. Edit the name of bookcase

Add journal to My Bookshelf

  • Click "Find journal" on the top right icon to look for journal, OR
  • Choose the "Add to My Bookshelf" button when viewing a journal

Export the articles (New!)

  • Download the full text as PDF and view offline
  • Export the Bibliographic Management file
  • Share to different social platforms

My Articles (Coming Soon!)

  • Easily save articles in one or more collections for later reference
  • Sort articles within collections by journal or date added
  • Access My Articles from the web as well as on iOS or Android devices