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Avoid Paywalls! Keeping Up with Literature in Your Field

Hitting paywalls for scholarly peer reviewed journal articles? Need to know what's new, now? Monitoring multiple journals for the latest scholarship and research in your areas of interest? Find mobile apps, and tips on locating resources provided by unive

The Latest Journals

JournalTOCS is a current awareness service for researchers and academics, containing a searchable collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs).  Although the basic version is the largest freely available collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents, the Mason University Libraries subscribes to the premium service.  This allows you to click on the title of the article in your notification and link directly to the content going through the library's proxy server.  As a result, it has never been easier for scholars to keep up with a diverse set of resources across many disciplines. 

The scope of the content:

  • Over 20,000 journals covered from traditional publishers
  • More than 4,000 Open Access titles.
  • International journals from  over 1,200 different publishers

Examples of publishers, George Mason subscribes to on behalf of all PatriotID holders:

  • Cambridge University Press
  • Elsevier
  • Emerald
  • IEEE. 
  • Inderscience Publishers
  • John Wiley & Sons 
  • Project MUSE
  • Oxford University Press
  • Sage Publications
  • SciELO,
  • Springer/Nature
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Walter de Gruyter

 

Register for JTOCs

Register

  • Create a customized list of journals to receive JTOCs notifications.
  • Set preferences for how frequent you want an email notification to be sent to your email.
  • Can’t locate the content you are looking for, suggest a title.
  • Can adjust titles and frequently of alerts at any time.

JTOCs troubleshooting

Content often has not yet reached the publishers websites at the time the JTOCs are delivered to your inbox...

 

—so to ensure success, go thru JTOCs links or you may not find the articles.

Browzine

Browzine

  • A vital way researchers can familiarize themselves with new academic disciplines, particularly in a period of great interdisciplinary study. 
  • A chance encounter with information is often the catalysis for new ideas.
  • Visual display allows users to easily find subject areas of interest.
  • Use across devices (phone, tablet and desk top) 
  • Although Browzine does not include all journals to which Mason Libraries subscribes, it is a subset of scholarly journals, both subscribed and open access, who partner with Browzine.

Browzine features displayed on tabletGeorge Mason University Libraries puts the best research at your fingertips and now browsing is available on the go or at the desk. BrowZine allows you to...

  • Browse much of the online journal collection* using web or mobile applications access (2005-current);
  • Read and monitor many of Mason’s scholarly journals;
  • Receive content in a format optimized for your web browser using a desktop, iPhone, iPad, Android and other tablets.

BrowZine brings journal content together from multiple publishers and platforms, both open-access and subscribed, into a single place where you can save your favorite journals and view the tables of contents, and read full articles. On the mobile application save articles as new issues are released (feature to be released Fall 2015 for web version). Note: BrowZine is not inclusive of all issues of all journal titles available at Mason Libraries.

Using access through the mobile applications, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place. The web version for desk top will release additional storage features in near future. The list of currently supported publishers is growing.

Browzine is available through apps and web based version for desktop and laptop.

BrowZine web version is available making desktop access now possible. with reading list, citation and other features coming soon.

Web version available for laptop or desktop. BrowZine is now available for laptop or desktop computers and is supported by the following browsers: Chrome version 43+, Safari version 8+, Firefox version 31+, and Internet Explorer version 11+.

*If Mason subscribes to journals which Browzine does not have, it redirects you to Mason Journal Finder.

Download the Browzine Apps

BrowZine is available from Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Amazon Kindle App Store. It’s a free download, but make sure to choose “George Mason University” from the list of libraries so you have access to the journals we subscribe to.

What devices are supported?

iPhones, Smart Phones, and Tablets. For now, BrowZine is available for all versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPad Mini running iOS 5.1 or later, and on Android tablets running Android 4.1+, including the Google Nexus 7 or 10, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and the Kindle Fire HD. thirdiron.com/download

All mobile devices offer the option of

  • storing articles in reading lists
  • sending citations to citation mangement tools.

BrowZine web version is available making desktop access now possible. with reading list, citation and other features coming soon.

If off campus, log in using your patriotweb username and login.

Web version available for laptop or desktop. BrowZine is now available for laptop or desktop computers and is supported by the following browsers: Chrome version 43+, Safari version 8+, Firefox version 31+, and Internet Explorer version 11+.

Browzine in web version display

Learn More About BrowZine

To learn more and start using BrowZine today,

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