Creating a Reading List

The goal of the Reading List feature is to allow the user to bookmark resources, make notes or observations about resources.

Steps to creating a Reading List

  1. You need to log into the site through your OpenID account. Please see How to log into TwD under User Support.

  2. Click on the "Reading List" menu.

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  3. Click on the link for "New Reading List." This page will show you all Reading Lists that you create and allows you to edit them. Click on the pencil to edit the Reading List.

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  4. Title your Reading List. In the editor, make whatever notes are appropriate for the task at hand. In this case, the reading list is for discussion topics for an Intro to Soc class. This editor has many features that you may find useful, including spell checker, form creator, and various text formatting tools. You can insert an image, or a flash items, also.

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  5. You can start in the list and click on the circled link to search for resources in the TwD Collection.

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  6. Clicking on the linking icon will take you to a popup (below) to navigate to the resource you wish to include. Click on "Browse Server" to get to the Collection.

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  7. This will take you to a search results page. Use the navigation on the left to find your resource. To add a resource to your Reading List, click "Add to Reading List."

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  8. Selecting a resource returns you to the previous popup box. However, now the URL box is populated. Click on "OK" to return to the Reading List editor.

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  9. Add a bit of text to explain the resource as the hyperlink may not contain enough information to act as a reminder. Or you can start by adding text, highlight it before clicking on the linking icon. This will turn your text into a hyperlink. To save the new Reading List, click "Submit."

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    Alternately, if you find a resource while searching that you wish to add to your Reading List, you can copy the resource and paste it into a Reading List. Be sure to copy the hyperlink that connects with the resource. Other text is optional. Here, all of the entry for the resource have been added to the list. Click "Submit" to save the Reading List.

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  10. All of your Reading Lists are available to you for editing after you have logged in. Click on the pencil to open the editor.

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  11. Also, you have the option to submit the list to the Collection by clicking on the "Submit to Archive" link. The title is the only required field, but you can add other information by clicking on "More Metadata." Clicking on "Save" adds the list to the queue for review and approval by staff. When approved, it will be released to the Collection and is visible to the public. You will be always be able to access the list through "My Reading List."

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  12. This is how the completed Reading List looks. Either way you add resources, they are accessible from the list.

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