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Online Reading Lists: a guide for Academic Staff

A guide to using the Talis Online Reading Lists system for academic staff

How does bookmarking work?

In order to add resources to your online Reading List you will need to collect them using the Bookmarking Browser Extension. The bookmarking browser extension captures the available information from an online resources and presents it in an easy to edit format, ready for your to save and add to your reading list. You can bookmark, or collect, a wide range of resources to add to your reading list.

How to add the Bookmarking Browser Extension to your web browser

1. 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.

2. Click 'Install Bookmarking Extension' in the top right of the screen. 

Follow the instructions in the pop-up window. You will be taken to the relevant browser extension tool for the browser you are using, and given the option to install. Follow the instructions, and you are now ready to bookmark and collect resources for your reading lists.

The bookmarking extension is currently supported by Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari.

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

3. Pin the Bookmark Extension to your browser

If your web browser does not automatically display, or remember to display, the Bookmarking Extension, you can 'pin' it to the browser so that it is always visible and easy to find.

Screengrab of the add-in button in Google Chrome







The Add-in option in Google Chrome, and the pop-up allowing you to select the 'pin' icon.

4. Select your Institution in the Browser Extension

The first time you click on the Browser Extension button you will need to select your Institution from a dropdown list. Choose 'University of Reading' and click the 'Save' button.

'University of Reading' selected in the dropdown menu, Save button circled on right hand side of page.

Once you have done this once, you should not need to do it again. You can now close the tab and navigate back to a resource that you wish to bookmark.