Extended A-Z BrowZine Web Search to cover all Library Titles

Introducing your new A-Z Journal Lookup!

This enhancement to the BrowZine™ Journal Engagement Platform allows BrowZine to load all of your serials that have at least an ISSN or eISSN into a single, simple interface.  BrowZine focusses on the scholarly journal content and covers tens of thousands of journals from over 1,000 of the world's top scholarly publishers. However, libraries typically also have a lot of other serials in their collection.  These include publications such as:
  • Trade journals
  • Popular Titles
  • Very small press titles
  • Newspapers
  • Government documents
  • Scholarly Journals that went out of print many years ago
Since the majority of searches are for the top-ranked titles that are BrowZine enabled or are for a general subject (i.e. "marketing" or "surgery") the BrowZine Enabled Titles and Subjects are returned first at the top of the result set followed by titles available "outside of BrowZine".  For example, in the below screenshot, we have searched for "History of Science":

... which at this sample library their holdings include the journal History of Science (Sage) and this also matched the title The British Journal for the History of Science (Cambridge) as well as BrowZine's Category "History of Science, Technology, and Medicine" which leads to a number of different titles with content in that category but without the phrase "history of science" in the name.

Thus, this single search serves the dual purposes of helping a user find a journal with this name (if that is what they were going for) as well as helping to point out journals from the library collection that fit that category if the user was instead thinking more broadly and not of a specific title:

The two unsupported titles include a newsletter without scholarly articles and The Bulletin of the British Society for the History of Science which was last published in 1961.

If you do select one of these titles outside of BrowZine, the user is automatically routed, via ISSN lookup*, to the library's knowledge base/link resolver so that the user can continue on their path to full text.  Otherwise, selecting a journal or subject within BrowZine brings you to the tables of contents and then full text content quickly and easily.  Providing the full listing of titles in a library's A-Z Journal lookup optimizes the entire journal engagement experience by ensuring that if a user is looking for a newspaper, for example, they find it quickly in BrowZine and do not have two search for it in two locations making BrowZine an excellent choice as the main gateway to your serials collection!

This feature has been greatly requested by libraries and we are pleased to bring this to our subscribers who are utilizing BrowZine as their primary journal A-Z interface.  As the feature does require some data processing to start the service, we will be rolling this out to customers throughout 2016.  At this time, this feature is only available for the web version of BrowZine and the external results are not visible on the mobile app versions of BrowZine.  If you have any further questions about this enhancement, please contact us at support@thirdiron.com.

* = While ISSN look is preferable for its specificity, some Primo and OCLC customers may not have the ability to search their knowledge base by ISSN and thus a workaround to search by journal title is performed.

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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