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How can I keep the online books I use easily accessible so I don't have to do a search every time?

There is a temp folder that will store books for the time I am using them, but it is deleted as soon as you exit. Is there a facility, linked to my student ID, that will keep those books I refer to all the time in one place?
Last Updated: Oct 19, 2015  |  78 Views

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As you correctly point out, when you save the titles to the Summon folder it is only temporary, and if it is inactive for more than 10 minutes or you close the window, the contents will be lost. What you can do is email your saved results to yourself - the message will contain the book details and the link to the book. Perhaps email them a few at a time at short time intervals. (Tip: Do check your inbox to make sure you have received them correctly, as if you make a mistake the results can't be retrieved once the Summon folder is cleared)

There are other ways to save electronic books to access later:   

  • Many of the e-book collections allow you to keep a "bookshelf" of the titles you have read online or downloaded. In Ebrary you will need to create an account to do so, but EBL will remember your computer (if you use the same one every time) and allow you to use the bookshelf without an account.
  • Citation software such as RefWorks or EndNote will save the details of the e-book, including the link. See our guides for more information about how to use these tools.
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