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BrowZine, an app for iPads and Android tablets, is now available for UW-Madison students, faculty and staff. BrowZine lets you browse, read, and monitor scholarly journals in your subject areas on your tablet device. Best of all, the Libraries have picked up the cost!

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What does BrowZine do?

BrowZine provides access to many of our licensed scholarly journals on your tablet device. You can create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals and save articles to be read later.

Where can I get it?


Download it to your iPad or Android device from the App Store or Google Play. When you open BrowZine for the first time, you’ll see a list of schools – select UW-Madison, then enter your NetID and password.

How many journals are included?

While not every journal that UW-Madison has access to is available, BrowZine has relationships with these academic journal publishers, so any journals included in that group and published since 2005 should be viewable.

Can BrowZine export citations?

Yes, it is compatible with Zotero, RefWorks, Dropbox, and Mendeley. You can also save articles to your BrowZine pin board to read later, even when you’re offline.

Can I annotate articles?

Yes, just "Open in..." your favorite existing tool on your tablet, such as PDF Reader.

I already downloaded the app during the trial. Do I need to do something more?

No, there is no need to reinstall the app, and there will be no loss of saved articles or any other functionality.

Who do I contact with questions or feedback?

If you have questions or comments, or just want to let us know to continue to fund BrowZine, please email, or contact your subject librarian.

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