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Friday, 3 February 2017

Using BrowZine to get journal content alerts

BrowZine is a new mobile- friendly way to search and manage journals. You can use it through our Library search, or you can download the BrowZine app.

Using BrowZine to stay up to date

You can use BrowZine in several ways. The one we'll focus on here is to get alerts about new content published in journals. Note: this only works if you are using the App version.

Enter the BrowZine App. On the homepage, you will see the search bar on the left hand side. Use this to find journals you are interested in. 

Search for a journal
Choose the "Add to My Bookshelf" button when viewing a journal to add that title to My Bookshelf. You will be asked to login at this point - so create a personal account with BrowZine if you haven't already done so. 
Add journal to My Bookshelf

You can then organize My Bookshelf by moving the journals between multiple "shelves" and "bookcases". In future the app will display red bubbles indicating that you have new articles available in that journal.

And that's all you have to do. Much simpler than setting up email alerts with different publishers. 

Notes on BrowZine
BrowZine links to journal content back to 2005 (where available), to access older content click on Change Year on the left hand side of the journal page, then click on the 'View all back issues and sources for this title' button.
If you search for a journal and it is not available in BrowZine (for example, if the journal is only available in print), you can click on the 'Please click here to search for your title again' to use Leicester's Library Search to find the journal title.

This is a new system at Leicester, so if you have comments please email: librarians@le.ac.uk



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