Browzine – the easy way to access and browse e-journals

BrowZine is a mobile app that allows you to access and browse e-journals from different publishers in one simple interface on any device.



Use BrowZine to:

  • Read scholarly journals
  • Create a bookshelf of your favourite journals
  • Get alerts when new issues of journals become available
  • Bookmark articles for future reference

Desktop Access

To see the journals available to you, UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) staff should click here, and Local Authority Public Health staff should click here.

Alternatively, you can visit Browzine directly here and select either Public Health England (for UKHSA staff), or Public Health staff in England (for Local Authority Public Health staff).

Using BrowZine

  • Type a journal name, subject or ISSN into the search bar to see matching results.
  • Click on a matching journal to see the issues available.
  • Browse to the year, issue and pages you require. If there is a PDF icon, click on it to immediately access the full-text, otherwise click on the article title. Browzine will then locate the full-text holdings available to you, which may be via the publishers website. You may also need to log into your OpenAthens account to access the full text.

Mobile App

Please visit the Browzine download page to obtain the Browzine apps for iOS or Android.

You can use it on your smartphone or tablet.

To set up the app:

  • UKHSA staff should select Public Health England when prompted to choose your library
  • Local Authority Public Health staff should select “Public Health Staff in England” when prompted to choose your library
  • Enter your OpenAthens login when prompted

Create a personal bookshelf of your favourite journals

My Bookshelf allows you to build a personal collection of your favourite journals. Choose ‘Add to My Bookshelf’ when viewing a favourite journal. This can be done on both the Desktop and Mobile versions of BrowZine.

On the App, you can also receive notifications when a new issue of a journal on your bookshelf is published.

LibKey Nomad

LibKey Nomad is a browser exension for Google Chrome, Edge and Firefox that automatically provides instant links to full text content for article subscribed to by PHE – or open access alternatives – as you do research on the web and come across literature on publisher websites, PubMed, Wikipedia and more. There is a user guide for more information here.

You can easily install this extention via the Chrome web store (for Google Chrome and Edge), and the Firefox extension store  Once you have clicked install, you will be prompted to select the institution you belong to – you should select Public Health England. The extension will then have been installed.

Last Updated on 23rd September 2021 by sgrey

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