BrowZine is the easy way to stay current with the journals you read most.
BrowZine lets you:
- Read scholarly journals in a format that is optimized for tablets.
- Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals.
- Be alerted when new issues of a journal are available.
- Bookmark articles for reading later.
- Easily save to Zotero, Dropbox, or Mendeley.
Watch this video demo to see BrowZine in action.
To get started, download BrowZine from the Apple Store. The first time you use it select “University of Missouri – Kansas City” in the list of institutions, then enter your UMKC username and password. After that you will remain logged in on your device.
Not all of the library’s journals are currently available, but the developer is working with publishers to add content. Check the list of participating publishers often if you are looking for a particular journal.
BrowZine is only available for iPad at this time, but an Android version is in the works and should be available soon.
BrowZine is brought to you by the UMKC Libraries. You can visit the Libraries’ BrowZine web page or contact the Libraries for more information.
Information Services has recently made major updates to UMKC’s mobile app, currently available for Apple iOS and Google Android devices.
Below is a list of the new available features:
- People Search: Allows you to obtain contact information.
- A-Z Index: UMKC’s official A-Z index is now available on your mobile device. Find contact and website information for departments on campus.
- Maps: An all new maps feature allows you to toggle between buildings, parking and WiFi maps for both the Volker and Hospital Hill campuses.
- Class Search: Get up-to-date information for all classes for the current semester.
- Dining: Listing of area restaurants with contact and direction information.
- Quick Help: Updated Quick Help Section now allows you to call or email the offices in question.
The UMKC app is available as a free download. Download links are as follows:
To provide feedback or feature suggestions, please email us.
Unofficial transcripts can now be accessed through student self-service in Pathway. The process generates a PDF of the document which is emailed to your UMKC email account. There is no cost for this service.
To request the unofficial transcript, login to Pathway and select Self Service > Student Center. Then click the “other academic” drop down list selecting Unofficial Transcript.
PLEASE NOTE: the process will not work if there are any active holds on your student account that prevent the release of a transcript, such as financial holds or loan exit holds.
You are invited to participate in our Student Mobile Agility survey. The survey asks questions about a student’s use of mobile technology in and around their academic environment and how you want to interact with the University using these technologies.
The questionnaire will take approximately ten minutes to complete. Students who complete the survey and choose to enter an email address will be put into a random drawing for a new iPad.
Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. Your survey responses will be strictly confidential and data from this research will be reported only in the aggregate.
Take the survey now at: http://mobileagility.questionpro.com/
Not able to come to the Library? Need a resource but don’t know where to find it? Check out these tools:
Remote Access: You can access the University Libraries’ databases, online journals, and e-books from off campus. Instructions for remote access or using VPN can be found here.
Library Toolbar: access UMKC Libraries’ resources from anywhere on the Web! This toolbar enables you to:
- search the library catalog (MERLIN), online journals, RooSearch and WordCat
- find library resources on selected websites with “Find it @ UMKC”
- direct link into UMKC resources by DOI, ISSN, and ISBN numbers on selected pages
- search Google Scholar by dragging and dropping text onto the “Scholar” button on the far right side of the toolbar
Installation of the toolbar is a breeze! Just click here and follow the instructions. For an instructional video, click here.
And don’t forget, you can always text a librarian!
Many classes call for use of technology most new students are not familiar with (i.e. Blackboard). There are several resources to assist you in the navigation and use of these sites.
General Technology Support: Information Services provides a lot of general technology support. If you have any issues or questions about technology, they are a good place to start. Visit their webpage for general inquiries, or call the Computer HelpDesk at (816) 235-2000. Choose option 2 to speak with a technician.
Blackboard: There is a main help page for Blackboard that is a good place to start for Blackboard help. This page also contains links to Tegrity and Wimba support.
Library Guides: The Library has support guides for Microsoft 2010 applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Visit their website to access these guides.