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BrowZine: FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is BrowZine?

BrowZine brings recent issues of scholarly journals to your tablet for browsing and reading. Like the Current Periodicals area at the library, BrowZine is for current awareness and browsing, not focused research or searching.

It brings journal content together from multiple publishers and platforms 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 seraching. For that, we recommend IYTExplore or the many online resources that the library subscribes to. If you have questions about the best source for your research needs, please contact the library@iyte.edu.tr

Who is it for?

People who want to stay current on articles being published in their field - faculty, researchers, graduate students, administrators and anyone else with favorite journals they want to keep up-to-date with.

How do I get BrowZine? What devices are supported?

BrowZine is available for free from the Apple App Store, the Google Play store, and the Amazon Kindle App Store. It's free to download, but make sure to choose "Izmir Institute of Technology - IZTECH" from the list of libraries so that you have access to the journals that we subscribe to.

For now, BrowZine is available for devices running iOS 7.x or later, and on devices running Android version 4.1 or higher, including the Google Nexus 7 or 10 and the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD.

BrowZine is also available for laptop or desktop computers.

Will it work off campus?

Yes! Once you have entered your IZTECH e-mail address and password, BrowZine should work anywhere you have internet access. If you run into problems, however, please contact  library@iyte.edu.tr

Why aren't certain journals included?

As a new service, BrowZine started with a relatively small set of publishers and is adding more on a regular basis. To be notified about new additions, you can sign up for the BrowZine newsletter .

Access to titles that the IZTECH Library subscribes to should continue to grow, but please contact  library@iyte.edu.tr with suggestions and we will pass them along to BrowZine.

Where are the back issues?

BrowZine is a tool to access current journal content. To search for specific articles or access older content, please use one of our other access options, such as the A to Z Service for specific journals or articles, or one of our databases or  IYTExplore for articles.

How can I get help or find more information?

Contact  library@iyte.edu.tr for help getting or using BrowZine. Also, an extensive list of questions and answers is avaialable on the BrowZine site.

Will BrowZine work without an internet connection?

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

Can articles be printed?

BrowZine does not offer a printing function, but articles can be opened in other apps to 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 pen an article in a different app. The apps that are available will depend on what you have installed on your device.

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

Links in articles should work, if IZTECH Library has a subscription to the article being linked to. If you get an error message or have questions, please email  library@iyte.edu.tr.