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Online Reading Lists: a guide for Academic Staff

A NEW guide for the updated Online Reading Lists support for academic staff.

Help and Support with online Reading Lists

If you have any questions about using online Reading Lists which are not covered in this guide, please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.


Webinars on using online Reading Lists are available throughout the academic year. Please visit our UoRLearn for more information and to book a place.

1-1 training and support

You can make an appointment with your Academic Liaison Librarian to go over any aspect of using online Reading Lists. To set up a meeting, please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.

What is the Bookmark Button?

The Bookmark Button is a tool that you will need to add to your web browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Safari) in order to collect resources that you would like to recommend. Information about resources that you have collected is saved in the 'My Bookmarks' section of your account, and when you are editing an online reading list, the system will use the 'My Bookmarks' area to identify resources which you can then add to your online reading list.

How to add the Bookmark Button to your web browser

1. Ensure the bookmarks/favourites bar is visible in your web browser
In a number of web browsers, the bookmarks/favourites bar does not always display as default. Please click on the links below for more information on displaying the bookmarks bar in your browser of choice:

If the web browser that you use is not listed above, please let your Academic Liaison Librarian know.

2. Go to 'My Bookmarks' in the online Reading List system.

Log into the online Reading Lists system and click on 'My Bookmarks' in the navigation bar at the top of the page.

3. Click 'Install Bookmark Button' in the top right of the screen. 

Follow the instructions in the pop-up window - click 'Next' ; and then click, hold, and drag the 'Add to my Bookmarks' button into your bookmarks/favourites bar. Click 'Next' to finish.

You are now ready to bookmark and collect resources for your reading lists.

If you have any questions, please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.

Help using the Bookmark Button

Adding the bookmark button as a browser extension
You may wish to add the bookmark tool to your browser as an extension - this can be useful if the steps above do not work, or the bookmarks bar does not always display.

Reporting problems bookmarking resources

Not all resources can be saved using the Bookmark Button and the Bookmarklet Extension. If you are trying to save a resource from a particular website or database, and find that this is not working, please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.

If you are trying to bookmark articles from an Emerald database, you will need to use the browser extension. A full list of resources is included below.