If the Library doesn’t hold a book that you’d like to add to your list, this shouldn’t stop you adding it anyway – in fact, one of the reasons we’re using Resource Lists is to inform our course materials purchasing decisions, so it’s important that you flag it up to us.
Bookmarking a book not held in the Library’s collections
When you’re unable to find a book in DiscoverEd, we’d recommend you carry out the following steps:
- Find the book on another website, such as Amazon or the NLS;
- ‘Bookmark’ the book from this page (consult our guidance on bookmarking to find out how to do this – Add Bookmarks);
- Check that the bibliographic details are as complete as possible (also remember to remove any URL to Amazon) – you can add more using the drop down list at the bottom of the screen;
- Add the reading to your list;
- Send your list in for a Library review.
Submit your list for a ‘review’
This final point is particularly important: unless you submit your resource list for a ‘review’, the Library won’t see your list and won’t be able to act. Whenever you would like the Library to check or act on items on your list, send it for a review.
If you have any questions about this, or about Resource Lists in general, please email Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk