We provide you with access to thousands of journals, but how do you find out what’s available? You can search the Library catalogue, Enterprise, but if you’re just after journals, BrowZine is a good starting point. You can also use it to create your own collection of your favourite titles, and be notified when the latest issues become available.
Browse or search
You can browse for your subject to identify useful titles. Alternatively, search for a subject, or search for a specific journal by title or ISSN.
The example below shows browsing Philosophy and Religion for Ethics/Bioethics related titles.
Click on a title to see the contents of the latest issue, and to access earlier volumes. Clicking on a specific article will take you to the full-text on the publisher’s website, which you can then print or save.
Saving favourite journals & articles
When viewing journals on BrowZine you can create a virtual bookshelf of your favourite titles. Just click on ‘Add to my bookshelf’ under the journal title. You’ll need to login to do this. Simply sign up for an account if you haven’t already got one.
Once a journal is added to your bookshelf you’ll see notifications next to each title. This shows the number of unread articles in that journal, helping you to keep track of the ones you’ve reviewed. For a quick intro on using the bookshelf to keep up-to-date watch this short video on staying current with Browzine.
You can also save details of useful articles using the ‘Add to my articles’ option.
Both journals and articles can be put into topic groupings of your own choice.
BrowZine can be used on your computer, or you can download the app for use on an Android or Apple device.
Explore these videos which cover using BrowZine on the web or via the app. Alternatively, contact your subject liaison librarian for advice.
This is one of a series of tips to help you save time and effort finding information
This tip was written by Jackie Skinner, Library Web Manager and Liaison Librarian.