Introduction

The term “Bookmarking” refers to adding a resource to a reading list. If you haven’t set up the Bookmark Button in your browser yet, go to the Quick start guide - Teaching Staff. If you have already added a resource to your list and need to request a digitisation from a print resource, go to the Request digitisations guide.

You can add any type of resource to a reading list regardless if it is held by Griffith. The Reading List team regularly check list items and attempt to provide access electronically first and then in print. If you add an item not held, you can also initiate the checking via the Suggest a purchase form. Be sure to include the Course Code and whether the reading is Required or Recommended.

Create a bookmark

  1. Search for the resource (book, article, etc.) in the Library Catalogue or through your preferred internet search for non-Library items.
  2. Add the bookmark using the Bookmark Button according to the type of resource or manually create a bookmark.
Bookmarking a book

Bookmarking a book chapter

Bookmarking a journal article

Bookmarking other resources

  1. Click on title from the catalogue to open the full record or navigate to the eBook platform/database. (Note: If the book is not in the catalogue see instructions for Manual (Any Resource))

Full record

Full record

eBook Platform

eBook record

  1. Click on your Bookmark Button in the browser/favourites toolbar (it will be Add to My Bookmarks if you have not changed the name). The bookmark will auto-populate with details about the resource.

Add to My Bookmarks button

  1. Ebooks should include the URL/DOI and Online Resource will be automatically ticked (bottom of form).
  2. Use Add field to fill in other details if needed (e.g. Author’s full name, Edition, etc.).

Bookmark details

  1. Select Create or Create & Add to List – see next section

  1. Click on title from the catalogue to open the full record or navigate to the eBook platform/database. (Note: If the book is not in the catalogue see instructions for Manual (Any Resource))

Full record

Full record

eBook platform

eBook record

  1. Click on your Bookmark Button in the browser/favourites toolbar (it will be Add to My Bookmarks if you have not changed the name). The bookmark will auto-populate with details about the resource.

Add to My Bookmarks button

  1. In the bookmark, go to Add Field and select Has part (chapter, article, etc.), click Add.

Select "Has Part"

  1. The form now has two tabs. Go to the tab with the ellipsis (…), select Chapter from the Resource Type drop-down menu.

Select "Chapter" resource type

  1. Click into the Title field and type in the chapter title as relevant.
  2. If the bookmark is for a selection of pages from a chapter (that is, not the entire chapter), this should be specified in this title field, for example “Selection of pages from Chapter 2 Visual Perception”.
  3. Use Add field to fill in other details if needed (e.g. Pages, Author’s full name, etc.).
  4. Select Create or Create & Add to List – see next section.

Add chapter title

  1. For best results navigate to the article on the publisher database/platform and bookmark from the abstract page, not the pdf.

Click on link to go to platform

Link to publisher platform

Publisher platform

Publisher platform

  1. Click on your Bookmark Button in the browser/favourites toolbar (it will be Add to My Bookmarks if you have not changed the name). The bookmark will auto-populate with details about the resource.
  2. The bookmark has two tabs – Article and Is part of journal.
  3. Use Add field to fill in other details if needed (e.g. Author, Volume, Issue, Pages, etc.).
  4. Select Create or Create & Add to List – see next section.

Journal bookmark details

Popular resource types other than books and articles include webpages, YouTube videos, other audio-visual resources, and theses.

  1. Navigate to the resource location online or in the Library Catalogue.
  2. Click on your Bookmark Button in the browser/favourites toolbar (it will be Add to My Bookmarks if you have not changed the name).
  3. The bookmark will attempt to auto-populate details, but you may need to add more information using Add field (e.g. Author, Publisher, Editor, etc.).
  4. Change Resource Type according to appropriate resource:

a. Webpage for any website or a specific webpage.

Webpage resource type

b. Audio-visual document for YouTube or other audio-visual resources.

Audio-visual resource type

c. Thesis from the Griffith Library Catalogue or other theses resource.

Thesis resource type
  1. Select Create or Create & Add to List – see next section.
  2. Create or "Create and Add to List"

The Bookmark Button is the recommended option for adding resources to your reading list. However, you can also add bookmarks using the Quick add book or the Add manually functions.

Quick add book

  1. Log In to the Reading List service
  2. Click on My Bookmarks, select Add and then Quick add book.

Quick Add

  1. Start typing the title of your book. The system will suggest some options. Highlight and select the correct book.

Quick Add search

  1. Select the correct edition and format from the list. The X indicates the book is not in the library and a tick indicates that it is held.

  1. Review the auto-populated metadata for the title you selected, Add Field if relevant and then Save Bookmark.

Quick Add details

  1. The bookmark is now available from My Bookmarks.

The Bookmark Button is the recommended option for adding resources to your reading list. However, you can also add bookmarks using the Quick add book or the Add manually functions.

Add manually (any resource type)

  1. Log In to the Reading List service
  2. Click on My Bookmarks, select Add and then Add manually.

Add manually

  1. Select the Resource Type from the drop-down menu.
Select resource type
  1. All relevant fields need to be added individually and vary according to the Resource Type. Choose fields from the Add field drop-down menu and click Add. Type in the required information.
Add field
  1. Select Create or Create & Add to List – see next section.
  2. Create or "Create and Add to List"

In the bookmark form, you can either choose to save the bookmark (Create) to add to your reading list later or you can add it immediately (Create & Add to List) in one step. Resources are not visible to students until you Publish the list.

Create

  1. Select Create. The bookmark is saved for later action.
  2. Continue bookmarking other resources if needed or go to Add bookmarked resources to the list section below.

Create and Add to List

  1. Select Create & Add to List.
  2. Complete the following fields:
    1. Add to List - select your reading list from the drop-down menu.
    2. If your list has sections, you can choose where to place the bookmark (top or bottom) in the list as a whole or in a section.
    3. Note for student – Optional. Add any relevant information for students (see Student Notes section below)
    4. Importance – Choose Required or Recommended from the drop-down menu (see Importance Tags section below).
    5. Note for Library – Optional and not recommended for use. If there is important information, please email readings@griffith.edu.au instead of using this field.
    6. Click OK.
  3. Continue bookmarking other resources if needed or go to Add bookmarked resources to the list section below.

Create and Add to list

Add the bookmarked resources to the list

  1. Log In to the Reading List service and open your reading list.
  2. If you chose to Create & add to list, the bookmarked resource will be appear in the top or bottom of the section that you added it to.
  1. If you chose to Create the bookmark  you can now add it to the Reading List.
  2. As you move up and down the list, a red Action Bar with the section name and Add Resource / Add Paragraph / Add section will appear.
  3. Scroll to where you would like the bookmark to appear in your list, and click on Add Resource.

Action bar and ellipsis

  1. The Recently Bookmarked list opens. You can select the title if it appears in the window, or you can search by the title, author or ISBN.
  2. Click on Show More to see more results or to browse your bookmarks.
  3. Click on the title and it will be automatically added to the reading list.

Recent book marks list

  1. To set the importance, click on the Importance not set drop down arrow and select Required or Recommended.
Setting importance
  1. To add or edit a student note, simply click on the action button to the right of the title and select Note for Students. Once you have added your message, click on Save (or Delete to remove the note).
Ellipsis options
  1. Click Publish to save and make updates visible to students.
  2. See the Structure a reading list guide to move, delete or edit a bookmark or section.

Publish button

Importance tags

Each reading in a list must be assigned an importance tag of Required resource or Recommended resource. These tags assist students to plan their study. These are also used by the Library when purchasing resources to ensure that the University complies with the Higher Education Support Act 2003. See the Reading List Service Overview for more information.

Student Notes

There are no set guidelines on adding student notes. However, these can be helpful to assist students when accessing the readings (e.g. for an ebook include the chapter or page numbers). Griffith University Library staff add notes for copyright compliance issues.