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Frequently-Asked Questions

What is BrowZine?   BrowZine is an app that brings recent issues of scholarly journals to your iPad, iPhone, Android tablet, or Android smartphone for browsing. BrowZine emphasizes current awareness and browsing over focused research. It brings journal content together from multiple publishers and platforms into a single place, where you can save your favorite journals, view the table of contents and read or save articles as new issues are released.


What BrowZine Isn't    BrowZine is not designed for in-depth research or searching. For that, we recommend TigerSearch or the many databases that the library has. If you have questions about the best source for your research needs, please Contact a Librarian.


Why aren't certain journals included?   As a new service, BrowZine started with a small set of publishers, and is adding more on a regular basis. You can view a complete list of the participating publishers on their website. BrowZine will continue to expand and add new titles and features as time goes on. Access to titles that duPont Library subscribes to should continue to grow, but please contact Pat Dover with suggestions and she will pass them along to BrowZine. 

ALSO: The Library obtains many of our online journals through full-text research databases, rather than direct subscriptions from the journal publishers. Browzine is working to enable connections from EBSCOhost databases (such as Wilson Omnifile), Proquest databases (such as Literature Online), and Gale Databases (such as Academic OneFile).


What devices are supported? For now, BrowZine is available on the web and for all versions of the iPad and iPad Mini running iOS 7.x or later, and on Android tablets running Android 4.0 or higher, including the Google Nexus 7 or 10, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD.


Will it work off campus?  Yes! Once you have entered your name and barcode number, BrowZine should work anywhere you have internet access.


What citation managers can I use with BrowZine?  BrowZine currently supports EndNote (iOS users only), Mendeley, RefWorks, and Zotero.


A journal on my bookshelf is greyed out, and won't open. How do I fix it? Hold your finger down on the journal until it begins to move. Click the X in the corner, then find the journal via the subject browse or title search, and add it again.


Will journals saved in My Bookshelf show up in Yes. If you have previously set up a BrowZine Sync Account and added journals to My Bookshelf, these titles will appear on My Bookshelf in If you are new to, you may easily add journals right away.


Will BrowZine work without an internet connection?  Articles that have been saved will be available in the Saved Articles area and can be read off-line, but other features will not work.


Can articles be printed?  If you are using BrowZine on your computer, then yes, just print the article as usual. On mobile devices, BrowZine does not offer a printing function, but articles can be opened in other apps to allow printing, like Dropbox or iBooks. Use the icon in the upper right hand corner (three little squares in Android, a rectangle with an arrow in iOS) to pin an article in a different app. The apps that are available will depend on what you have installed on your device.


How can I get help or find more information?  Contact Pat Dover for help getting or using BrowZine. Also, more questions and answers are available on the BrowZine site.

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