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Introduction to BrowZine

Outline or Agenda

This is a hands-on workshop to orient researchers to BrowZine, a bookshelf-style app that allows users to browse, read, share, and save online journals directly onto a tablet or smartphone. Busy researchers can use BrowZine to keep on top of the latest research in their field.

This workshop is intended for an audience of grad students and faculty, but undergrads may also be interested.

Please note: This workshop requires the installation of software, so please bring your own device.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to create a bookshelf of their favourite journal publications and set alerts for newly published content.

Pre-class videos, readings and exercises

While not necessary, if you would like to download the BrowZine app in advance for your smartphone or tablet, you can do so here:

*In order to use BrowZine you need to create an account, but be aware that this means your data will be hosted on U.S. servers.

In class activities and instruction

Participants will work through:

  1. Downloading the BrowZine app;
  2. Creating an account;
  3. Selecting journals for their virtual bookshelf;
  4. Setting up alerts; and
  5. Downloading articles to read offline.

Post class assessment and course feedback

References/ additional readings

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