Library offers mobile journal access

Need mobile access to scholarly journals? The University Library now has an app for that.

The library's subscription to this service gives faculty, staff and students free access to thousands of online journals via the BrowZine application for Android, Kindle Fire and iPad tablet devices. Users simply download the app, select "Iowa State University" when launched, and log in with a campus net-ID and password.

BrowZine's content includes open access journals and many of the library's journal subscriptions. Megan O'Donnell, scholarly communications librarian at Parks Library, said the developers are working continuously to add new features to the app. A list of supported publishers is available on BrowZine's website.

Titles are available by subject and name, or can be browsed with a search tool. App features include integration with other storage services and display apps (for example, Evernote, Zotero, Dropbox and Mendeley), notification alerts for new issues, and a personalized virtual bookshelf.