BrowZine Tips: Navigating the web interface

BrowZine lets you easily scan recent issues of journals either by title or subject. One of ways to access the service is through its web interface, and you can get to the Libraries’ edition of BrowZine here. Hopefully you’ve checked out this new service the Libraries now offer, but here are some tips for using the web version.

When off-campus, search for “LSU Health Sciences Center” to choose our edition:

BZ Web Choose Library

After you have chosen our profile or when you are on campus and follow the Libraries’ link, you can start exploring all of the journals available through BrowZine. Click on the file drawer icon to scan the titles in that subject or to see the subheadings assigned to it:

If you have a particular journal you would like to read, search for it and you will see the titles that match your search term:

BZ Web Journal Search

Once you’ve found your journal, choose an issue from the years that are available:

If you see an article that piques your interest, just click on its title and you will be brought to its page at the journal’s site.

Although the Libraries offer access to thousands of journals, sometimes there are publisher-instituted terms that restrict access to an article after a certain amount of time. Although these are usually for journals in full-text databases, BrowZine has this information and displays those instances where the article might not be immediately available:

BZ Web Embargo Display

These tips should help get you started using BrowZine on the web. Stay tuned for more information about creating your own bookshelf and how to use the mobile app.

If you need any more information about BrowZine or any other library services, do not hesitate to contact us.