Keep Track of Your Research with discoverE's e-Shelf: DiscoverE is a useful tool for conducting research, but it can also help you keep track of the research materials you use as you're working. The feature is called the e-Shelf; in fact, you may have seen a link to it at the top of the page when you've used discoverE in the past. We've created a short video to walk you through the process of using your e-Shelf.
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The e-Shelf is a good way to save materials you'd like to use later. Say, for instance, that you're doing some research off campus and you're planning on coming back to the library to look for materials. You can save items to your e-Shelf and find them quickly when you log in at the library. No more losing that piece of paper you wrote your references down on!
As you search discoverE, you'll see a star just to the right of the cover image for the item, under which you'll see an invitation to add that title to your e-Shelf. At the top of the discoverE page you'll see another star and a link to the e-Shelf. You can add them to the list without having logged in, but don't forget to sign in with your Network ID and password if you really want to save them for later!
When you have materials saved to your e-Shelf, you can organize them into folders to help you manage your work. That's especially useful if you're working on multiple projects or even one complex project. You can e-mail your list, print it or even save it to EndNote Web. Delete items you're done with, and visit your library account to see what items you have checked out or renew materials.
We've been putting together a few discoverE how-to videos based on questions we've received from our patrons. If you have feedback on discoverE or questions on ways to use it better, please let us know.
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