The University Libraries is currently evaluating BrowZine, developed by Third Iron. This free app allows the Ball State community to access and read e-Journal content on iPads. (Versions for other tablets will be released in the future.)
After installing the app and logging in with a Ball State username and password, users will be able to easily find academic journals by subject or title, browse complete issues, and then start reading individual articles. Users can then add favorite journals using the My Bookshelf feature, and save individual articles.
As with many other iPad apps, users can perform additional tasks as they read articles in BrowZine, such as emailing or saving individual articles, or sharing on Facebook and Twitter. Depending on other apps installed on the iPad, users can open articles in apps such as Adobe Reader, Kindle, Dropbox, Evernote, and many more.
To try this new app, download BrowZine from the iTunes App Store. We’ll be evaluating it during the trial period and would welcome your feedback – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our Suggestion Form.