Your Fielding librarians are delighted to announce a suite of new tools that will make browsing and accessing journal content easier than ever before: BrowZine & LibKey.
We’ve only recently set up access to these tools and are eager to get you started. We will announce new features and help materials in the near future offering additional information.
So, what exactly are BrowZine & LibKey?
These two tools work in tandem to help current students, faculty and staff more easily browse journal content and more quickly connect to article PDFs.
BrowZine in a nutshell:
You can access BrowZine on the web or via mobile devices to browse and stay up-to-date on scholarly journal content.
This platform allows you to discover, and save, journal content by drilling down through subjects and categories of interest.
Check out their 3 minute introductory video here:
Eager to try it out? Click here to connect to Fielding’s instance of BrowZine. You don’t have to log-in to browse, but you will be prompted to log-in to access subscription resources.
LibKey in a nutshell:
LibKey is a tool meant to help reduce the number of clicks needed to access full-text (hooray!). You won’t see anything labeled ‘LibKey’ in the library. Rather, you will see ‘download PDF’ links embedded directly into FASTsearch and BrowZine.
Check out our 2 minute introductory video to learn more:
This little tool has big potential and we’ll make an announcement soon about another great way to take advantage of it.
Ready to learn more?
If you’d like a more thorough introduction to BrowZine, check out our 6.5 minute video overview:
We’ve also created a PDF screenshot tutorial guide. Click here to download it.
We are currently running a trial of these tools and welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions.
Lastly, keep in mind that BrowZine is meant to specifically help you access and track scholarly journals. It will serve as an excellent supplement to, not replacement of, our other library resources. Not all scholarly journals are accessible in BrowZine (though they work with hundreds of publishers) and the interface does not let you search across journals for individual articles. It is one of a number of excellent tools that will round out your research experience.