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Reading lists for staff

Providing resource lists online for the courses you teach.

Introduction

In order to add resources to the reading list system, you will need to either install the bookmarklet extension to your web browser or install the bookmark button to your favourites toolbar  The bookmarklet extension is a much simpler process but you can find guidance for both options below. 

Installing the bookmarklet extension

The following webpage gives instruction on how to add the bookmarklet extensions for Microsoft Edge, Chome & Firefox:  

https://support.talis.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000415058-Installing-the-bookmarklet-extensions-for-Microsoft-Edge-Chrome-and-Firefox-

Installing the bookmark button

Bookmarking books & ebooks

  • This video will demonstrate how to bookmark books and ebooks in stock at Manchester Metropolitan University Library.  Right click the Library Search link from the upper right space of the screen and select 'Open in a new tab'.
  • Library Search will open in a new tab. Ensure you sign in to see everything we have access to. In this instance, I am looking for books and ebooks about women’s poetry. Enter your search terms and click on the magnifying glass or hit return.
  • Your results will now be listed. Use the refine option to limit to Book. Click 'Explore all editions & formats' next to the item you wish to bookmark.
  • Click on the title of the book you wish to bookmark from the list of editions and formats.
  • You will then see the full details about the book including a link to access the item if it is an ebook, or location details for print titles. From this screen, click 'Add to My Bookmarks' or the bookmarklet extension.
  • Check the bibliographic information is correct.  If you are adding an ebook, ensure the 'Online Resource' box is ticked.  Then click Create or Create & Add to List.
  • For more help and information, please see the Reading List Guide for Staff or contact your Subject Librarian.

Bookmarking journal articles

  • This video will demonstrate how to bookmark journal articles, which MMU Library subscribes to.  Right click on the Library Search  link from the upper right space of the screen and select to open the link in a new tab.
  • Library Search will open in a new tab. Ensure you sign in to see everything we have access to. In this instance, I am looking for journal articles about women's poetry. Enter you search terms and click on the magnifying glass or hit return.
  • Your search results will then be listed. Use the refine options to the left of the screen to limit to article. Click 'View full text' from the result you wish to bookmark.
  • The article will open in a new tab. From this screen, click 'Add to My Bookmarks' or the bookmarklet extension.
  • Check the bibliographic information is correct and the online resource button is ticked if appropriate. Then click Create or Create & Add to List.
  • For more help and information, please see the Reading List Guide for Staff or contact your Subject Librarian.

Bookmarking websites

  • ​To bookmark a website, simply go to the website required. Click Add to My Bookmarks or click the Talis bookmarklet extension.
  • If prompted to sign in enter your usual MMU Username and Password.
  • Check the bibliographic information is correct. Then click Create or Create & Add to List.
  • For more help and information, please see the Reading List Guide for Staff or contact your Subject Librarian.

Manually adding a bookmark

  • This video will demonstrate how to manually add a bookmark.  Click on My Bookmarks
  • Click Add, Add manually
  • You may wish to read the information before manually adding a new bookmark.  Select the appropriate resource type.  In this instance, I am going to add a website.
  • Enter the title of the website then select Add field. The more metadata you can provide, the better the chances of the user being able to locate the item.  For a website, the title and URL should be enough.  From the list, select web address and click on Add
  • Copy and paste or type the web address, then click Create or Create & Add to List
  • For more help and information, please see the Reading List Guide for Staff or contact your Subject Librarian.

Bookmarking from Box of Broadcasts (N.B. BoB is only available in the UK)

  • Please note that Box of Broadcasts is only available in the UK.
  • This video will demonstrate how to bookmark TV and radio clips, programmes or playlists using Box of Broadcasts (also known as BoB).  Sign in to BoB using your usual MMU network id and password.
  • Enter the title of the item you wish to bookmark and click search
  • Click on the title of the item you wish to bookmark
  • Click Embed, select the WAYFless URL and copy the code. Click on Add to My Bookmarks or click the Talis bookmarklet extension.
  • Paste the URL over the URL in the web address box.
  • Ensure the online resource button is ticked and click Create or Create and Add to List.  For more help and information, see the Reading list guide for staff or contact your subject librarian.