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BrowZine User Guide

BrowZine delivers thousands of academic e-journals available through STLCC Libraries to your mobile device, tablet or desktop

Using BrowZine in LibGuides and Other Library Resources

Key Features

  • BrowZine A-Z - new journal service that features *all* e-journals with an ISSN/eISSN from our holdings list*.
  • Articles in Press - see documents that have been accepted for publication but have not been assigned to a journal issue yet.
  • Sort by Journal Rank - sort results by by A-Z or SciMago Journal Rank (powered by Scopus) to easily find key titles in subject areas.
  • Durable Linking - all BrowZine links are durable and can be integrated with a library's discovery service, journal search, subject guides, and courseware by bringing users to a particular subject area or unique title.
  • Personalization - use My Bookshelf to create a reading room of key titles to follow and receive notification when new articles are published (includes automatic sync across all devices).
  • My Articles - with My Articles you can save articles you find on the Web, iOS, and Android versions of BrowZine into one or many collections within My Articles and then sync across all the devices you are using via your BrowZine Account.
  • Ill/Link Resolver Integration - facilitate users access to embargoed content with customized ILL/Link Resolver Integration.
  • BrowZine Coverage - in general, coverage goes back to 2005. If we have access to older issues BrowZine Web version points to Journal Locator.

*BrowZine is committed to supporting as many academic/scholarly publishers and titles as possible in BrowZine. To facilitate scholarly communication, most publishers create and distribute article metadata and assign durable links to their articles using structures such as DOIs.

Publishers of non-scholarly periodicals, such as popular or trade magazines, generally do not participate in the scholarly communication process (create/distribute article metadata and assign durable links). As a result, such titles are not supported in BrowZine. A link is provided in the BrowZine Web version that points our patrons to Journal Locator for access.



In case you are wondering ...

How does BrowZine prioritize which source to pull an article from, if there is more than one option?

BrowZine uses a cascading set of rules to determine where it pulls an article from. These are:

1) Direct from publisher.

2) If it is an Open Access title, it doesn't matter where you get it from. BrowZine goes directly to the publisher.

3) If no direct publisher is available, the most CURRENT source is used.

4) if there is a tie for currency, the source with the biggest BACKFILE is used.

5) If there is still a tie (uncommon), an internal ranking order selects the source. This ranking order is fixed by BrowZine and has to do with how reliable a particular platform is when linking to an article.

Does BrowZine plan to expand coverage beyond 2005 for back issues?

Not at this time, as data shows that 90% of BrowZine usage is from the current year alone and they provide the ability for users to easily click on "view all back issues and sources" to connect to our A-Z list.

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Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
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St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
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Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000