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New services to improve online searching

Beginning in Spring Quarter 2017, the Libraries have implemented two new services to provide a more user-friendly way of finding e-journals and articles.


It’s hard to deny that the proliferation of e-books and e-journals has been incredibly convenient for researchers. All you have to do is open your computer and the world of scholarly information is at your fingertips. But some of us still long for the days when we could hold printed publications in our hands, see the cover art, and flip through the pages. Nothing can fully replace the experience of walking through the stacks of a library, but thanks to new technologies like BrowZine, the online search experience is that much closer.

BrowZine allows you to browse, read, and follow scholarly e-journals in a dynamic visual display.  Just go to the library’s website, use the drop down menu in the search box to select “e-journals” and begin searching.


  • Browse and read journals: Browse thousands of top journals by subject, easily review tables of contents, and download full articles.
  • Stay Current with My Bookshelf: Create a personal bookshelf of titles to follow and receive new article notifications.
  • Access on any device: Download the app (for iOS and Android devices) to access the platform directly, instead of going through the library’s website.
  • Save and export articles: Save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Mendeley, RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Papers and more.


Having trouble accessing a library resource from off-campus?

Create a bookmark in your favorite browser by inserting the following ProxyMe! code into the URL section of the bookmark manager:


The ProxyMe! link will automatically append the Library’s proxy server prefix to whatever URL you are currently visiting. In most cases this will allow you to log in with your NetID and password, which authenticates you as a Northwestern user.

If you have any questions, or need assistance, do not hesitate to ask us!

Phone: 847-491-7658