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A guide on BrowZine, an app for browsing and reading academic journals on iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire tablets.


Browzine will be discontinued October 31 2016 due to FY17 budget cuts.  Read more...

Get BrowZine

The BrowZine app is available as a free download for tablet or smartphone.


When you open BrowZine for the first time, you will see a list of schools.

  • Select University of Alaska Anchorage / Alaska Pacific University.
  • Enter your UAA or APU logon credentials to access journals and articles.
  • Select your subject areas and start browsing!


What is BrowZine?

BrowZine brings recent issues of scholarly journals to your tablet or smartphone for browsing. BrowZine emphasizes current awareness and browsing over focused research or searching.

It brings journal content together from Open Access and subscription databases into a single place, where you can save your favorite journals, view the tables of contents, and read or save articles, as new issues are released.

What isn't BrowZine?

BrowZine is not designed for in-depth research or searching. For that, we recommend QuickSearch or one of the library's many research databases.

Who is it for?

BrowZine is intended for people who want to stay current on articles being published in their field – researchers, faculty, administrators, graduate students and anyone else with favorite titles

What devices are supported?

BrowZine is available on the following tablets and smartphones:

  • All iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches with iOS v7.x+
  • Android Tablets and Smartphones with OS v4.1+
  • Kindle Fire HD Tablets

BrowZine is only available as an app for mobile devices, and is not available for laptop or desktop computers. Currently there is no support for Windows tablets.

Why aren’t certain journals included?

As a new service, BrowZine started with a small set of publishers and is adding more on a regular basis. See a list of currently supported publishers for more information.

Access to titles that the Consortium Library subscribes to should continue to grow, but please contact Ask a Librarian to suggest titles, and we will pass the suggestion along to BrowZine.

Where is the back content?

BrowZine is a tool to access current journal content. Please use Journal Titles to locate the older content of specific journals.

Are preprint or prepublication articles included?

Probably not. Articles are available once they are bundled into an issue, so preprint articles that have not been assigned to an issue will probably not be accessible.

Is there an embargo on any of the articles?

Nope! Articles in journal titles for which the library has a current subscription and whose publisher is supported by BrowZine can be accessed as soon as they’re published digitally and assigned a DOI.

Will links to other articles from the bibliographies or footnotes work?

Links in articles should work, if we have a subscription to the journal being linked to. If you get an error message, please contact us at Ask a Librarian.

Will BrowZine work off campus?

Yes! If you run into problems, please contact us at Ask a Librarian.

Will it work without an Internet connection?

Articles which have been saved can be found in the Saved Articles area, and can be read off-line, but other features will not work.

Can articles be printed?

BrowZine doesn’t offer a printing function, but articles can be opened in other apps that allow printing, like Dropbox or iBooks. Use the icon in the upper right hand corner (three little squares in Android, a rectangle with an arrow in iOS) to open an article in a different app. The apps that are available there will depend on what you have installed on your tablet.

Can I export articles to RefWorks?

Yes, use the icon in the upper right hand corner (three little squares in Android, a rectangle with an arrow in iOS). You can also export to Zotero.

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