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Bookmarks are the links you create to the books, articles and other resources you add to your reading list.

Bookmarks include bibliographical details (metadata such as Author, ISBN) which populate automatically and can also be manually edited and added to. 

The more relevant information included in a bookmark, the easier it will be for your students to cite the resources, and for the Library to support your list.

General tips

  • Try to include all the bibliographical details students would need to create a basic citation

  • There are two required fields for each item on a reading list -  Resource Type and Title

    • Check the Resource Type is correct, particularly if bookmarking a resource from a website

    • The Title field should only contain the title of the resource

    • Consider capitalising Titles according to your preferred referencing style

  • Use Dual Fields to list all Author/Editor names. Use the Single Field for corporate authors

  • If online, check that the Web address includes a link and that the 'Online Resource' box is ticked

  • Use Student Notes to guide students in their reading and provide any additional information

  • If a resource needs to be purchased by the library, find the item on Trove and create the bookmark from there

  • Please refer to the Copyright Hub for further information

Library resources

eBooks: Access the eBook via Library Search and create the bookmark from the eBook itself. You may need to add the eBook permalink to the Web address field manually and check that 'Online Resource' is ticked.

Print books: Create the bookmark from the Library Search item record.

Suggested fields:

  • Title
  • Author/Editor(s)
  • Date of publication
  • Edition (if applicable)
  • Publisher
  • Place of publication
  • ISBN (10 or 13)
  • Web address (if eBook)

Single eBook chapter: Navigate to the required chapter within the eBook and create a bookmark from the first page of that chapter. You can create a bookmark directly to only one specific chapter of any eBook. No further notes are required to identify the chapter.

Multiple eBook chapters: If multiple chapters from an eBook are required, create a bookmark to the entire eBook. This bookmark can then be used as many times as needed. In these cases only, use Student Notes to specify the relevant chapter title and page numbers to students.

Print book chapters: Create bookmark from the Library Search item record.
You can request digitisation of one chapter from any one print publication. Digitisation requests must include a chapter layer

In addition to the book bibliographical fields, add 'Has part' field to create a chapter layer and include the following fields:

Image of 'Add field' box showing 'Has part' option

  • Resource type: Chapter
  • Title: Chapter title only
  • Author/s (if part of an edited book)
  • Page numbers of chapter

Selected pages bookmarks require a chapter layer, in addition to the usual book fields.

Add 'Has part' field to create a chapter layer and include the additional fields:

  • Resource type: Chapter
  • Title: Title of book [Selected pages]
  • Author/s (if part of an edited book)
  • Page numbers. If there are multiple page ranges, add all ranges to a single field as shown below:

Image shows example of chapter layer fields

Once you have created a chapter layer, you may request digitisation of up to 10% of a print book. If selected pages are to be linked to multiple bookmarks in a reading list, request the digitisation from the first instance of the item's appearance in the list and link subsequent instances to this.

Online articles: Access the article via Library Search and create bookmark from database, not from the pdf. Check that 'Online resource' is ticked.

Print articles: Create a bookmark from the Library Search item record of the journal and add details or create a bookmark manually. You can then request digitisation of the article.

Suggested fields:

  • Title of article
  • Author/s
  • Date
  • Volume
  • Issue
  • Page numbers
  • DOI (if available)
  • Web address (if online)

Include a 'Part of' layer

  • Title of journal
  • Publisher
  • Place of publication
  • ISSN or eISSN

Streamed video: Access the video via Library Search and create the bookmark from the video itself.

Physical AV items: Create bookmark from the Library Search item record.

Suggested fields:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Date
  • Episode (if applicable)
  • Publisher
  • Place of publication
  • Web address (if streamed video)


When you bookmark resources such as online videos, websites or reports, you may need to manually add or edit the required fields. Remember to use Student Notes to add additional information, not the title field.

Suggested fields:

  • Title
  • Author/Creator
  • Date
  • Publisher (name of organisation or website)
  • Web address
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