How do I add a BrowZine's journal title/ISSN search box to my OpenAthens home page?

Integrate a BrowZine's journal title/ISSN lookup into your library webpage

Libraries can easily add a BrowZine journal search box to an OpenAthens panel! This enables your users to search BrowZine directly from your OpenAthens home page. This feature is explained in more detail in the following article:

As indicated in the above-linked article, OpenAthens users must follow a specific process for adding a search panel.

Add an OpenAthens BrowZine-enabled Search Panel:

(These instructions are specific to OpenAthens users; libraries using other systems should click the link above for setup instructions.)
  1. Login to your OpenAthens Administrator Portal

  2. Go to Management > MyAthens

  3. Click on Panel Editor at the top of the screen

  4. Click "Add a Panel” and then "Custom Search Panel”
    (Do not select "Blank Web Content” as the search will not function properly using this method)

  5. Set the Panel Options as follows:

    • Title: Give your search box a title, such as "Search Journals in BrowZine"

    • Search Engine URL: Paste in the url below, replacing the red  <library_id> with your custom library ID as determined in Step 1 here:<library_id>/external-search
    • HTTP Method: get

    • Submit button text: "Search" (ok to customize)

    • Submit button value: leave blank 

    • Add fields: Click the "Add input box" button (this adds a text field to the form)

      Box title: Give the search field a label, such as "Journal title, ISSN or subject"
      Parameter name: "query"

    • Click the Update button to save the Panel Options

  6. Once you are satisfied with the search panel, click the “Publish these panels” link in the box at the top of the page. When the confirmation opens, click OK.

  7. Test the search box to ensure it’s working correctly. If you have any questions or concerns, please email

Library Configuration and FAQ

  1. About the BrowZine Taxonomy
  2. Your Institution Logo in BrowZine
  3. Publisher EZProxy Definitions and Common Issues
  4. EZProxy Configuration Instructions
  5. WAM Proxy Configuration Instructions
  6. Proxy Auto-Configuration (PAC) file Configuration Instructions
  7. Proxy Configuration Instructions
  8. How does authentication work with the BrowZine app? (iOS & Android)
  9. What is a Proxy Server and how does it work?
  10. What Proxy Servers do you Support?
  11. OpenAthens FAQ
  12. Shibboleth FAQ
  13. Does BrowZine support VPN? (iOS, Android & Web)
  14. EZProxy: Proxy by port or Proxy by Domain?
  15. Overview of the BrowZine Pairing Service (iOS & Android)
  16. LibGuide Integrations
  17. RefWorks and BrowZine (iOS & Android)
  18. BrowZine Marketing Widget - Integration Issues and FAQ
  19. BrowZine Marketing Widget - iFrame Workaround
  20. BrowZine Marketing Widget - Whitelabel Edition
  21. Getting Started with your Trial / Subscription (iOS, Android & Web)
  22. Inter-Library Loan / Link Resolvers and BrowZine (All Platforms)
  23. How do I integrate BrowZine's journal title/ISSN lookup into my library webpage?
  24. BrowZine Web & LibKey Accessibility
  25. How to integrate BrowZine within Primo
  26. How to integrate BrowZine with Summon
  27. How to integrate BrowZine within EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)
  28. How to integrate BrowZine within OCLC WorldCat Discovery
  29. Creating a drop-down menu with BrowZine Durable URL's in HTML
  30. Extended A-Z BrowZine Web Search to cover all Library Titles
  31. BrowZine API Functionality
  32. BrowZine and OpenAthens Overview
  33. Finding your OpenAthens Redirector URL
  34. How do I add a BrowZine's journal title/ISSN search box to my OpenAthens home page?
  35. How To Find Your Primo Link Resolver Base URL
  36. Determining your ProQuest ID
  37. List of Domains to Whitelist for BrowZine and LibKey Operation

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