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BrowZine: How to use BrowZine

How to use BrowZine

To browse journals, access the Browzine website in a browser

You can find Journal by Title, Subject, or ISSN

  • Enter the keywords related to the journal in the text box
  • Select a journal title to view current issues.

You will find the list of journals in the right based on the keywords searched


Note: The blue icon represents a journal title while red icon represents the subject

Click on the journal that you want to add to "My Bookshelf"

Once you are in the journal page, you will find "Add to my bookshelf" button.

Once the journal is successfully added to the book shelf there will be a confirmation message shown in green.

Click on the year shown in the left to select the year that you want to browse the volume and issue


Click on the article title to access the article

The icons under the each article title allows you to

  • Download PDF
  • Link to article
  • Save to my articles (for later access)
  • Export Citation
  • Share

Export citation allows to export to different formats

Share button allows you to share to social media and via email. 


You can set email alerts to receive emails when new articles are published in the journals that have been saved under your account in "My Bookshelf".

Click on the gear icon on the right side of the screen in the top menu (displayed after you login to Browzine account)


Under the Email Notifications the frequency you would like to receive the email, either daily or weekly. You can also turn off the option if you dont want to receive the alert.

Based on the frequency set, you will receive an email to the email address that you have used to setup Browzine account.

To browse journals, select "BrowZine Library" in the bottom menu of the app.  

To search by subject:

  • Choose a subject and a subcategory.
  • Select a journal title to view current issues.

To search by title:

  • Type a word from the journal in the box provided.
  • Choose from the list to view current issues.


To add items to "My Bookshelf":

  • Click "Add to My Bookshelf" when you are in a journal.
  • Drag the journal icon to the appropriate shelf.  Reorganise as necessary using the "Edit" option in the upper right-hand corner.

To access journal articles:

  • Click on the title of the article
  • Login with your SMU username and ID, if prompted

To save articles in the BrowZine app:

  • Click on the file cabinet to the right of the article title
  • To read later, click on "My Articles" in the BrowZine menu at the bottom of the screen

When you are viewing a PDF within BrowZine, use the export button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen to view options for saving and sharing.

After clicking the export button, you will be presented with a menu of options.  [Note that the menu differs slightly between iOS and Android devices.]

  • Document Management
    • Email articles
    • Save articles to BrowZine
    • Open PDFs in programs on your mobile device such as: DropBox, GoogleDrive, Evernote, OneNote, etc.
  • Bibliographic Management
    • Save PDFs and citations into Zotero, Mendeley or EndNote
  • Social
    • Share comments about the article on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

In the screenshots below, iOS is on the left and Android is on the right.





The use of electronic resources must comply with the Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources Policy and Singapore Management University Acceptable Use Policy