Skip to content

Library Search: e-Shelf

Help with using Search, the Library's discovery platform

Using e-Shelf

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.

Saving items to e-Shelf

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.

save to e-shelf

Removing items from 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.

remove from e-shelf

Managing e-Shelf

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.

Viewing items saved in e-Shelf

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.

e-shelf basket

Managing items

You can perform the following operations on items:

ButtonDescription
cut Cut Items - Click this button to cut the selected items and to place them into memory.
copy Copy Items - Click this button to copy the selected items into memory.
paste Paste Item - Click this button to paste the last items placed into memory into the current folder.
delete Delete Items - Click this button to delete the selected items.
E-mail E-Mail Items - Click this button to email the selected items.
Print Print Items - Click this button to print the selected items.
save items to 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 Add Note - Click this button to add a note to an item.
modify note Modify Note - Click this button to modify an item's note.

Managing Folders

From the e-Shelf tab, you can perform the following operations on folders:

ButtonDescription
new folder Create Folder - Click this button to add a new folder under the selected folder.
rename folder Rename Folder - Click this button to rename the selected folder.
copy folder Copy Folder - Click this button to copy the selected folder into memory. The original folder will not be changed or deleted.
paste folder Paste Folder - Click this button to paste the last folder placed into memory into the selected folder.
delete folder Delete Folder - Click this button to delete the selected folder from Basket.
add folder note Add Note - Click this button to add a note to a folder.
modify folder note Modify Note - Click this button to modify a folder's note.