Category Archives: apps

ACS mobile apps

acs-chemistry-for-life-2-color-logoCheck out these ACS mobile apps which will give you access to ACS journals that the University subscribes to, and help you keep up to date with the latest research in your field:

  • ACS2Go – ACS Publications’ mobile platform optimized for tablets and smartphones
  • C&EN – keep up to date with the latest chemistry news
  • ACS Journals Mobile App

Several other apps are available, for fun and careers interests.

Find out more on the ACS Mobile Apps website:

To find out more about apps from other publishers please see our blog:

BrowZine is back

Yes, BrowZine is back! Please do give your feedback on it – if you like it let us know and it might be subscribed to!


For a second trial, and now available for your mobile devices and in a standard Web browser version.

BrowZine was previously trialled in Michaelmas Term 2014.  BrowZine is now on trial again until 31 October 2015.  Please write to to tell us what you think of BrowZine.

Go tohereto access BrowZine for a Web browser

From your mobile device

  • Download BrowZine: From your Android, iOS or Kindle Fire device, visit the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Amazon App Store. Search for “BrowZine” and download the app to your device. (If you have previously been using BrowZine with our Open Access library, please delete the app and reinstall it.)
  • Access BrowZine: Tap on the app icon to open BrowZine. A list of libraries will appear, please select University of Cambridge. Enter at least one character in the box shown on the following screen and press Continue.

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RSC Mobile: access RSC journals subscribed content via the University wireless network

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RSC Mobile provides readers with access to search University subscribed RSC journals content from the RSC Publishing Platform via the University’s wireless network.

Download the app while you’re connected to a University wireless network (UniOfCam or Eduroam) and access the most relevant scientific research via Latest Articles or Search options and save articles for reading offline.

RSC Mobile includes:

  • Up-to-the-minute access to RSC journals
  • Full text HTML and PDF access via wireless networks for subscribing institutions/organisations
  • The latest news from our RSC Publishing Platform
  • Saving articles for offline reading
  • Share your favourite content via email, Twitter or Facebook

Find out more here!

Free JoVE mobile apps available

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Photo credit: Paul Hudson p_a_h on Flickr Creative Commons.

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) has just released two brand new mobile apps and a newly optimized version of the JoVE website which streamlines access to content from any mobile device.

Members of the University of Cambridge can now view JoVE on their iPhone, Android tablet or other device.

To download JoVE Mobile, search for ‘JoVE’ in the Apple app store or on Google Play.

Once you have downloaded the app you must select ‘Sign Up’ and create an account using your ‘@cam’ email address. This is how JoVE recognises that you are a member of the University of Cambridge so that you can access subscribed content.

The University has subscribed to the Biology (from 2006), Neuroscience (from 2010), and Immunology & Infection (from 2010) sections of JoVE.

Features of the apps include:

  • the ability to ‘favorite’ videos and add them to a list that you can access at any time
  • ability to browse videos
  • see recommendations for related videos that you might be interested in
  • see which videos have been added recently
  • share content through Twitter or Facebook

BrowZine News Flash: Android Smartphones Now Available

If you’ve been having problems installing and using BrowZine on your Android device – read this post!


News about our trial of BrowZine.

BrowZine can be used with Android Smartphones. 

Available for download from the Google Play store.

A note for users with a problem with BrowZine after download:

If you have had problems with BrowZine, you may need to “cold start” it.  Instructions for doing this can be found here:


Android/Kindle Fire:

Please continue to send your feedback to  Thank you.

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BrowZine – your dream for a library app come true

We’ve downloaded the app onto our Chemistry Library tablets (iOS and Android) for you to try out!


BrowZine is a new tablet application (iOS & Android) where you can browse, read and follow thousands of scholarly journals available to you thanks to the University’s subscriptions or on open access.  All in a format optimized for your iPad or Android tablet.

• Browse titles by subject to easily find journals of interest
• Easily view table of contents of current past journals
• Create a personal bookshelf of favourite journals
• Share with other researchers by posting to Facebook and Twitter

BrowZine’s now on trial for Cambridge users until 30 November 2014.

Search for “BrowZine” in your app store and download the app for free or go to

When you first use BrowZine, select University of Cambridge from the drop down.

Enter your Raven userid/password.

And Enjoy!

To learn more, please take a look at this short (two minute) video

Next time you use the app, you…

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Get apps for Wiley chemistry journals


Access apps for Wiley journals either via the University’s subscription or your own personal one.

What are the benefits of the apps?

Content has been optimized for your mobile device to aid reading text, figures and references.

Individual articles and issues can be saved for offline use.

You can share abstracts, figures, or tables with colleagues or students.

There is no extra cost to existing subscribers and institutional users.

Which journals have apps?

See what is available here.

However, on this list there are a few journals that the University does not currently subscribe to online (although there might be print copies in libraries), so unless you have your own personal subscription to them, you will not be able to use the app: Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, ChemElectroChem, Chemie fur Dummies, ChemPlusChem, Drug Testing and Analysis, Israel Journal of Chemistry.

The full-text content of three of the journals on this list is available to anyone for free – Microscopy & Analysis, Spectroscopy Asia, and Spectroscopy Europe – so you should be able to download apps for these regardless.

How to access the apps:

A subscription is required to access most full-text content. If you already access Wiley journals through a personal member subscription or your institution via Wiley Online Library, you can get access to full-text content on your device, at no extra cost.

You need to be connected to the University network in order to be able to access the full-text content that the University subscribes to. Follow these instructions:

  1. If you don’t have one already, create an account on Wiley Online Library.
  2. Access Wiley Online Library while connected to the University network. Log on to your account (click on ‘Log in / Register’ in the top right hand corner) and visit the roaming access section of ‘My Profile’ and click ‘Activate Roaming Access’. N.B. If you are ‘off-campus’ you could use the VPN if you have set this up at home, or search for a Wiley journal (e.g. ChemSusChem) on ejournals@cambridge and when you click on the ‘Wiley Blackwell Journals’ link you will be prompted for your Raven login and password. You can then click on ‘Login / Register’ to access your Wiley Online Account. Contact the Chemistry Librarian if you have any problems doing this.
  3. Download the app for your selected journal from iTunes App Store. Launch the app and click on ‘Get Access’ (you may be automatically asked how you want to Get Access), select ‘I log in to Wiley Online Library’.
  4. Enter your Wiley Online Library account information.
  5. Access the full-text content via the app!

What if I have an Android device?

There are some journals that have Android apps – the three titles on the list that have free full-text access, as mentioned above (Microscopy & Analysis, Spectroscopy Asia, and Spectroscopy Europe)click here.

Can I use these apps on the Chemistry Library mobile devices?

Yes! The iOS apps have been downloaded onto the iPad and the Android ones onto the Toshiba tablet.