When you sign into Search, you are able to do the following:
When you select to Sign in either on the Library home page or Search home page, you will now be presented with a screen to choose your sign in methods:
You will be directed to the standard Monash login screen. Your sign in details for Search are the same as your Monash account. If you have already signed in to other Monash services, you will be automatically logged in.
Please visit the troubleshooting page of this guide if you experience any issue.
You should sign out of Library Search so that your searches remain private and your account settings and basket are not tampered with by anyone else.
e-Shelf allows you to save and organize items that you find during your Search session.
Note: You must sign in to save items in e-Shelf for future sessions.
When you select the star icon for an item in the search results, the system highlights the icon and adds the item to the basket folder in e-Shelf.
To remove an item and all of its copies in the various folders in e-Shelf, select the highlighted star icon next to the item in the search results.
You can manage saved items by going directly to your e-Shelf. To access e-Shelf, click the e-Shelf link at the top right of the Library Search page.
To view items that are saved in e-Shelf, click the Basket folder or any of its subfolders. From the list of items, click the item that you want to display.
You can perform the following operations on items:
|Cut Items - Click this button to cut the selected items and to place them into memory.|
|Copy Items - Click this button to copy the selected items into memory.|
|Paste Item - Click this button to paste the last items placed into memory into the current folder.|
|Delete Items - Click this button to delete the selected items.|
|E-Mail Items - Click this button to email the selected items.|
|Print Items - Click this button to print the selected items.|
|Save Items - Select an option (such as Push to EndNote) from the Save pull-down list and then click this button to save the selected items.|
|Add Note - Click this button to add a note to an item.|
|Modify Note - Click this button to modify an item's note.|
From the e-Shelf tab, you can perform the following operations on folders:
|Create Folder - Click this button to add a new folder under the selected folder.|
|Rename Folder - Click this button to rename the selected folder.|
|Copy Folder - Click this button to copy the selected folder into memory. The original folder will not be changed or deleted.|
|Paste Folder - Click this button to paste the last folder placed into memory into the selected folder.|
|Delete Folder - Click this button to delete the selected folder from Basket.|
|Add Note - Click this button to add a note to a folder.|
|Modify Note - Click this button to modify a folder's note.|
My Loans enables you to view the contents of your library card and perform library services such as canceling a request. In addition, it lets you define your personal Search settings. To access My Loans, click the My Loans link, which appears at the top of each page in Search.
Note: You must sign in to view, change and save your loans and other personal settings.
Lists all items you currently have on loan including due date and fine projection for overdue items.
When you borrow a library book, it's issued to you for an initial loan period. If you don't return the item by the first due date, we automatically renew for it for you until you reach your maximum renewals and the loan can't be renewed.
Lists all active holds you have placed. You can check if a request is available for pick up and cancel pending holds.
Lists library fines you have accumulated and their payment status.
Displays any message and other notices about your library account.
You can tailor the Search user interface so that it reflects the way you usually search. For example, you can specify the default language, the maximum numbers of search results per page. To set your preferences, click the Account Settings option on the left side of My Loans.
Note: To keep your settings for future sessions, you must sign in and save your preferences.
When signed in, the Account Settings panel will also allow you to change your contact details. You will also have the ability to tailor the ranking of search results according to the type of degree and the field of study.