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Reading List Guide: Add online resources

On this page you will find information on how to: 

Add online resources using Cite It!

Cite it! allows you to add resources from your internet browser directly to your Reading List with just two clicks. 

1) Click on the Settings icon (cog) at the top right corner of the screen and select Cite it! from the drop down menu.

Do not drag Cite it! from here into your bookmarks bar.

2) Once you click on Cite it!, the following window will pop up. 

From here drag the Cite it! button onto your web browser's bookmarks bar.

If the bookmark/favorite bar does not show in your browser, you need to add it. For instructions on adding the bookmark/favorite bar, go to 'Add bookmark bar to browser'.

3) Cite it! now sits in your bookmarks. 

4) Whenever you would like to add a freely accessible resource from a website to your Reading List, open the resource and then click on Cite it! in your bookmarks bar to add the resource.

  • A form pops up that is automatically populated with the resource information. Make sure the correct information is applied to the resource. 
  • Add any missing information that might be relevant.
  • Select the Reading List and Section the resource should be added to and select Add & Close

There will be some resources where Cite it! won't work. In that case add the resource using Manual entry (see information below). 

If your Cite it! button stops working (in case of doubt, check the functionality by testing it on a YouTube clip), delete Cite it! and add it back on, following the steps above. 


For more information go to: Add citations via Cite it! widget 


Add online resources using Manual Entry

Use the Blank Form to add a reading manually, if it can't be located through Library Search and Cite it! did not work. 

1) Select +Add  from the menu bar. 

From the drop down menu select Manual entry.

2) A form with three steps will open up.

Step #1:

  • Fill in the title of the resource you are adding
  • Select the Type of resource you are adding (select the correct Type from the drop down - scroll to see all options)

Once the above steps are completed, click Next.

3) Step #2: Fill in the resource details

Creator is the author name.

Please make sure that you fill in as much information as possible. 

Once all details are filled in, click Next.

The system allows you to add a PDF. 

Please note that most files we will have to remove before we publish the Reading List, due to copyright restrictions not allowing us to publish someone else's documents. But we will make sure that the link works. The file will be helpful when we check the list, to make sure the correct link is attached to the reading. 

4) Step #3:

  • Select the correct Section in your Reading List to add the resource to. 
  • Click Add


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