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BrowZine & LibKey Research Tools: What is BrowZine?

This guide provides information on the BrowZine and LibKey research tools provided by the company "ThirdIron."

About BrowZine

collage of BrowZine on various devices

BrowZine is an app researchers can install on smartphones, tablets, desktops, and laptops. The app allows browsing, monitoring, and reading of scholarly journals. The app consolidates academic journal articles from the University of Wyoming Libraries collection and organizes this information in a browsable format.

What researchers can do:

  • Browse by title or subject to find journals of interest.
  • View the table of contents for journal issues.
  • Easily read recent articles or a full issues.
  • Customize a personal bookshelf with journals of interest.
  • Synchronize setting across any devices uses with BrowZine.
  • Download and save articles for offline reading.
  • Share content on social media.
  • Export citations and content to Zotero, Dropbox and other platforms.

Note: Use some of these features such as syncing or creating a bookshelf requires setting up a free personal account with BrowZine.

What Is and Isn't Included in BrowZine?

Most of the scholarly, academic journals that UW Libraries subscribes to are included with BrowZine. However, content from newspapers, popular magazines, trade journals, and aggregators are not included with collected content.

BrowZine is intended for "browsing" articles in recently published journals. Older issues (pre-2005) are generally not available through BrowZine. To access this content, researchers will need to use the eJournals portal or the library catalog to access the journals.

How to Get BrowZine

Smartphone or tablet: Download the free BrowZine app. Open BrowZine and choose "University of Wyoming" from the list of libraries. Log on with your WyoWeb username and password.

Desktop or laptop

  1. Click this link from the UW Libraries Databases listing to access the BrowZine website.
  2. Through the UW Libraries' QuickSearch discovery tool, click on the "View Complete Issue" link on results to view a journal.

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