Libraries provide free app for virtual journal browsing

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State faculty, students and staff can now add BrowZine, a free app to browse, read and monitor selected scholarly journals on the iPad. Sponsored by the University Libraries to meet your research needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, Dropbox, Mendeley or other services to help keep all your research information together in one place. An introductory video to BrowZine is available at

“This app allows you to easily read complete scholarly journals in a format that is optimized for your iPad, to create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals and even receive alerts when new editions of journals are published,” said Emily Rimland, the Sally W. Kalin Librarian for Learning Innovations, information literacy librarian and learning technologies coordinator for Penn State’s Libraries.

To get started, search for BrowZine in the Apple App Store and download it to your device. When initially launching BrowZine, select Penn State from the drop-down list and enter your Penn State Access Account information to access Penn State Libraries’ content in BrowZine.

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For more information or if you anticipate needing accessibility, call Rimland at 814-863-7355 during normal business hours.

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Last Updated September 03, 2013