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Published: Friday 17th June 2016

Researchers, academics and liaison librarians - the library has BrowZine on trial.

BrowZine is a browsable newsstand that allows researchers and academics to browse, discover, read and optimize scholarly journals from different publishers in one simple interface.

With BrowZine, you can:

  • Read scholarly journals in a format that is optimized for tablets.
  • Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals.
  • Be alerted when new issues of a journal are available.
  • Bookmark articles for reading later.
  • Easily save to Refworks, Zotero, Dropbox, or Mendeley.
  • Options for sharing articles include (not limited to):


  • email
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • tumblr

Watch a short introductory video by ThirdIron, Introduction to BrowZine .

Which publishers are supported by BrowZine?

Supported publishers include:

Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Springer, Taylor & Francis, SAGE, Cambridge, Oxford, American Chemical Society, ACM, BioMed Central, PLoS, Project Muse, Mary Ann Liebert, and many more.

Additional publishers are being added every month, see the full list of currently supported publishers.

Mobile access

BrowZine app is available for Android, iOS and Kindle Fire devices.

Search for “BrowZine” in Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Amazon App Store and download the app to your device.

Once you open BrowZine app, a list of libraries will appear. Select Australian Catholic University and use your ACU username and password to access the database.

Use the Subject dropdown menu to browse by subject categories or use the Titles A-Z to find a specific title by name.

What is My Bookshelf?

My Bookshelf is the area within BrowZine where you can organize your favorite journals so that the current issue is one click or tap away and so that BrowZine can help you stay up to date in your field!

Choose the "Add to My Bookshelf" button when viewing a journal to add that title to My Bookshelf.

You can then organize my bookshelf by moving the journals between multiple "shelves" and "bookcases" as well as renaming the shelves and bookcases to whatever you'd like!

Then, when you login on any device this configuration will automatically sync to that device and display red bubbles indicating that you have new articles available in that journal.

ACU has the trial until 30 June 2016.

Please have a look and complete the evaluation form which helps us decide if we should purchase the resource.