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FindIt User Guide

Pin Your Favorites

undefinedIf you’re signed in, you can save individual records and searches. Look for the pin icon to save a search, save an individual item, or view your saved items and searches. Note: no warning message appears before unpinning one, or even all, of your saved items.

Organize your items by adding labels: click the check box next to the relevant item(s), then select "add label" (under the pencil icon). You can add a label to multiple items at once, and you can add multiple labels to each item. To view all items associated with a label, click on the label name in the list to the right.

Pro tip: we recommend using separate citation management software, such as RefWorks. Citation software allows you to save items from sources other than FindIt and offers better options for organizing your materials and generating pre-formatted bibliographies,

Save and Share Searches

To save a search, use the pin icon that appears at the top of your results after you run the search. To be notified when FindIt adds new items that match your search criteria, click on the icons for RSS or email when viewing your saved searches in My Favorites (via the pin icon at the top right of the screen).

Pro tip: FindIt urls are durable. This means that you can simply copy and paste the url to save, share, or link to a search. (It's always a good idea to test the url to make sure everything carried over.) 

Create Your Citations

undefinedWhen you are looking at a FindIt record, you will see a CITATION option under "Tools." Use this to automatically format a citation in APA, Chicago, or MLA style.

Pro Tip: If you want to create multiple citations or use a different citation style, we strongly recommend installing citation management software, such as RefWorks.

If you have a citation manager installed, note that FindIt can export items to Endnote or BibTeX. Go to My Favorites (click the pin icon at the top of the screen), then "saved records."

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