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BrowZine & LibKey: BrowZine

Information about using BrowZine and LibKey, tools for reading and keeping up-to-date with scholarly literature.

What is BrowZine?

BrowZine is a web application from Third Iron that allows users to browse, read, and monitor journals available through Springfield College. It is accessed through the Journals links on the library website.

With BrowZine, you can:

  • Easily access full text of journal articles in Library Services' collection
  • Send articles to citation management or note taking programs
  • Share links to articles with others by email, Facebook, or Twitter

Third Iron supports over 1,000 publishers and provides access to tens of thousands of journals, but you may find that not all journals are yet included. An updated list of supported publishers is available on the Third Iron website.

Accessing BrowZine

Accessing BrowZine

You can access BrowZine through the Journals link on the library website.


To access content from supported publishers available through Library Services' subscriptions, you must sign in with your PrideNet ID and password.

To sign in:

  1. When opening BrowZine for the first time, you will be asked to Choose a Library.
  2. Scroll down to, or type into the search bar, Springfield College and select.
  3. Enter your PrideNet ID and Password in the appropriate fields, and login.

Selecting Journals

Journals can be searched for by title or browsed by subject area. To search for available journals in the mobile app, select BrowZine Library in the black bar at the bottom of the app window. Click on the title to be taken to the current issue of that title.

To save your favorite journals to the BrowZine Bookshelf, select the Add to My Bookshelf button when viewing the Table of Contents of a journal. Also in the Table of Contents view, selecting Browse Related Subjects will display the journal along with other titles in the same subject area.

To view the Table of Contents for older issues of a journal select Available Issues. Some journals also provide the ability to view Articles in Press.


'Table of Contents' View in BrowZine

The left side of the the Table of Contents view includes the Articles in Press option as the first link. Beneath are the Journal Issues that are available. The right side of the page includes the list of articles in the issue. A bar is below each article with Download PDF, Link to Article, Export Citation, and Share buttons.