Saving Lists in the Library Catalog

Sometimes when you’re working on research or just looking for a good book to read, you’ll find yourself wanting to create a list of interesting books while you’re browsing or searching the library catalog.   The catalog has two tools to help you with this:

The first is the ‘Save Records’ or ‘Save Marked Records’ button.  You can think of this as your ‘shopping cart’ at an online store.  When you are looking at an individual item, you can hit Save Record to put in into a temporary list; or, if you are looking at a list of items, click on the checkbox to the right and Save Marked Record (or Save all on Page).  To see the items you’ve marked this session,  click on the View Saved button with the shopping cart icon.  You can e-mail, print, or save these records in a variety of formats.

The other way to save items of interest is more like a Wishlist or Folder function… you can save lists of items to your own individual account so that you can come back to them at any time.  When you check the box next to a item in a list, you’ll have the option to Save to My Lists.  If you’re not logged in to your account, you will be prompted to log in at this point.  You can then either select an existing list to save the item to, or create a new list.  You can have multiple lists to manage different projects.  To see all of your lists, log in to your Library Record and click on the My Lists button at the right.  You can then see click on any item in the list to see details, export the entire list, or remove individual items.

We hope these tools will help you use our catalog better to find and remember good resources for your work or in creating wishlists for books you’d like to read.

Let us know if you have any questions about this function or any other function of our catalog.  You can reach us using any of the contact methods on the Ask a Librarian page.