Browzine.com is provided to JCU staff and students by the library to make keeping up-to-date with journal literature as frictionless as possible.
It provides a simple and consistent user interface across thousands of journals and hundreds of publishers.
There is a simple signup procedure that walks you through creating an account using your JCU email address. You can create and organise a 'newstand' of library-subscribed and open access journals that interest you. You can set up email alerts that send you the table of contents of each new issue as it becomes available with links straight to the articles..
The intuitive design organised with a powerful taxonomy will help you discover new journals in your field and promotes 'serendipitous' discovery of content by providing contextual links between article, issue and journal.
Browzine technology provides quick access to fulltext bypassing convoluted publisher sites and link resolvers.
Just click on Browzine.com
if you are on campus it will recognise you as a JCU person and prompt you to log in or create an account. If you are off campus click on the red 'CHOOSE MY LIBRARY' button and type 'Cook' or click on J to see 'James Cook University' and click on it to authenticate.
Browzine is available for iPad, iPhone and Android
No need to install an app for each journal publisher or worrying about device pairing to access articles off campus (Browzine uses EZproxy to enable remote access) – Browzine provides a uniform way of reading, storing, citing and sharing articles.
We're currently trialling Browzine integration with One Search to make it simpler to get to PDFs and browse journals from your search results - let us know what you think via the Feedback link in One Search.