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BrowZine: Getting Started

Build a Better LibGuide with BrowZine

Do you want to make your LibGuides even better?  Everything you need is right here.

How to add the widget

STEP 1 - Build the Widget

1. Go to http://thirdiron.com/widget

2. Build your widget

3. Copy the code

STEP 2 - Add it to your guide

1. Select "Add / Reorder"

2. Select "Media / Widget"

3. Paste the code

 

STEP 3 - Admire your work

How to add a table of titles

Library and Information Science Research

College & Research Libraries

Information and Organization

Journal of Library Administration

STEP 1 - Insert a table

1. In the Rich Text / HTML Editor, click on the icon to insert a table.

2. Plan how many rows and columns you will need.  How many journals do you want to feature?

LibGuide column width Number of journal columns
25% 1
33% 2-3
50% 3-4
75% 5-6

STEP 2 - Add journal images

1. Locate your journals in BrowZine

2. Right click on a journal and select "Copy Image Address" (or "copy shortcut" in Internet Explorer)

3. In your LibGuide table, place your cursor in the table and click on the image icon

4. Paste the Image URL

STEP 3 - Add journal links

1. In BrowZine, right click on the journal and select "Copy Link Address" (or "copy shortcut" in Internet Explorer)

2. In the LibGuide picture editor, paste the journal URL

3. TIP: Set the target to open in a new [blank] window.

 

 

How to add the BrowZine search box

BrowZine Journal Lookup

 

STEP 1 - Locate your BrowZine ID

1. Log in to BrowZine.

2. Your BrowZine ID is the number in your library's BrowZine URL:

http://browzine.com/libraries/###

STEP 2 - Add the search box code

1. Using "Rich Text / HTML", select 

2. Add the following HTML Code:


<img alt="" src="//s3.amazonaws.com/libapps/accounts/78343/images/BrowZinelogo.png" style="width: 100px; height: 100px; float: left; margin-right:20px;" />
<form method="get" action="http://api.thirdiron.com/v2/libraries/###/external-search" target="_blank">
  <fieldset>
    <legend>Search e-journals</legend>
    <label for="query">Title, ISSN or Subject keywords</label>
    <input type="text" name="query" id="query">
    <input type="submit" value="submit">
  </fieldset>
</form>

3. Replace the ### with your library's BrowZine ID

STEP 3 - Tweak to fit

Play around with the code to match your site's design. Need help?  Contact us at support@thirdiron.com