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Online reading lists: a guide for academic staff

Using Talis Aspire to create online reading lists

Bookmarking resources to add to your reading list

In order to add items to your reading lists (books, journal articles, websites, YouTube videos etc.), you first need to 'bookmark' these before adding them to your list. The online Reading Lists system uses a bookmarking tool to allow you to collect resources that you wish to include in your reading lists.  

Add the bookmarking tool to your web browser

The bookmarking tool can be added to the favourites or bookmarks bar in your web browser. 

1. Ensure the bookmarks bar is visible. In a number of modern web browsers, the bookmarks 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:

2. Go to 'My Bookmarks'. Once you are logged into the online Reading Lists system you should see 'My Bookmarks' in the navigation bar at the top of the page.

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

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

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

If you would prefer to print out a step by step guide to installing the 'Add to My Bookmarks' button, you can download a PDF version here.

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.

Installing the 'Add to My Bookmarks' button on your web browser (videos)