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Library Search User Guide

A user guide for searching the Emory Libraries Catalog


Your "Bookmarks" are a list of item records saved from your Library Search search results. These items are not necessarily checked out to your account.

To create new Bookmarks:

1. Ensure that you are logged in.

2. Locate an item you wish to bookmark and open the item record.

3. Click in the "Bookmark Item" checkbox.

4. You have now bookmarked this item. Bookmarks will be saved for the next logged in session. You can view or edit your bookmarks using the Bookmarks link at the top right of any page header.

Cite, Export, Direct Link

Cite and Export as RIS

Use the Cite and Export as RIS tools within the full item view of a record to view or export citations for MLA and APA. Records exported as RIS files can be imported or opened with Endnote, Zotero, and other citation tools.  In addition to using the Cite and Export as RIS tools from the full item view, bookmarked items can be cited for exported as an RIS file rom the Bookmarks Menu.


Use the Print tool within the full item view of a record to print the full details of the record. The Print tool uses printers configured on your local computer.

Direct Link

Use the Direct Link tool within the full item view of a record to copy generate a direct link to the item record to use for reference and instructional purposes. 

Saving Searches

To save a search you have built for future use, you just need to capture the URL of the search results page. You can do this either by bookmarking the page in your browser, or copy/pasting the URL to another location of your choice.

Within your search session, you can also use the History link at the top right of all pages. This lists your current search history, which includes browsing activity via the drop downs on the left side of the homepage and search pages. However, the History feature only retains information from your current session. If you close your browser or log out of your session, your history will be cleared.