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Accessing eJournals in Browzine

Information about BrowZine, a wesbite and free app for accessing and reading content from academic journals in the university collections.

What is Browzine?


BrowZine is a new journal platform where you can browse, read, and monitor the online journals that are available from the university library. It can be accessed on the web or you can download the app to your mobile device (see right). With BrowZine, you can:


  • Find journals by Title, Subject or ISSN
  • Create a bookshelf of your favorite journals for quick and easy access
  • Read articles in a format optimized for a tablet device
  • Receive notifications/alerts when new journal issues are published
  • Save articles to Zotero, Dropbox, or an app of your choice for pdf collecting and notetaking
  • Share links to articles with others by email, Facebook, or Twitter

Browzine do not provide the actual journal content to the university, they simply present the journals in an easy to use platform.

Download the App

There is also a great app for Browzine. Simply search for "Browzine" in the app store or access the following link on your chosen device. The app is optimised for mobile and tablet devices and is FREE to download from iTunes, Google Play or Kindle store. Once you've installed the app on your device:

  • Search and select "University of the Highlands and Islands" from the list of libraries
  • Login with your usual university ID and password.
  • To save journals to your bookshelf, you will also have to register by providing your email address in the "My Bookshelf" area.

Introductory video

This video highlights the benefits of using Browzine to keep up to date on scholarly information.

Are all university journals available in Browzine?

While Browzine does not include all university library journals, titles from the main publishers are accessible, including Cambridge, Elsevier, IEEE, Nature, Oxford, Sage, Springer,Taylor and Francis and Wiley. Browzine continue to add new content on a regular basis. The Browzine service only goes back to 2005.  The same content, plus older content is also available in the Online Journals A-Z.

Articles from 2005 to present Articles prior to 2005
Browzine Yes No*
Online Journals A-Z Yes Yes

* However, if you try to access pre-2005 content in Browzine, it will automatically link to the Online Journals platform instead. Click "View all back issues and sources for this title".



What Browzine is not?

Browzine is not a replacement for in-depth research and searching of specific databases. Comprehensive searching should involve Library Search and the wide range of electronic collections available to all university staff and students. Contact your library if you are unsure.

Where can I get help?

Speak to your librarian for more information.

The Browzine help pages also answer queries about the app and accessing content.

Any problems with links or login details can be reported on the Unidesk Self-service Portal.