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Discover: The Library Catalog: Discover e-Shelf and Email

Introduction to Discover Library Catalog Search Options and Main Features

Discover e-Shelf & Email Features

When you sign into your Discover account, you will be able to keep track of your chosen research sources online with e-Shelf. Together with your Discover account, you can access your e-Shelf from any computer or mobile device with internet access.


With your Discover Account, you can: 

  • add resources to your e-Shelf while looking at search results
  • (re)view resources on your e-Shelf added in the past
  • organize resources into specific folders
  • delete resources no longer needed           
  • email or print list of resources from your e-Shelf 
  • record brief notes about resources in the e-Shelf…
  • get citations for your bibliography (via Action menu on the View It, Get It or Details tab)                
Discover e-Shelf View

Add Resources to Discover e-Shelf

Add Item to e-Shelf

1. Add relevant resources to your e-Shelf by clicking on the white star next to the title of the resource. Once the star turns yellow, the information about this book (e-book or article or video...) is saved to your e-Shelf. Another way to add a resource to your e-Shelf is by selecting this option from the Actions menu in the Get It or View It or Details tabs.

Add to e-Shelf function in Discover - white star Added to e-Shelf indicator in Discover - yellow star
Add to e-Shelf option in the Actions drop-down menu in Discover Get It tab

2. Check your e-Shelf to see if your resource was added. Select e-Shelf link in the upper right corner of your Discover screen to do this. (Some e-books cannot be added to e-Shelf due to a system bug. If that's the case, you can email the resource information to yourself using the Actions menu email option).
3. Click on the browser back button or on the green Search button to leave e-Shelf and to return to the search results.

Remove Item from e-Shelf

There are two different options to remove an item from your e-Shelf:

1. Click on the yellow star and once it turns white, the item is no longer on your e-Shelf.

2. In your e-Shelf, select the check-off box next to the item you wish to delete and then click on the "delete selected items" icon (looks like an "x") 

Discover Email Options

You can email individual records from Discover to yourself or someone else using the email option on the Actions menu of the Get It or View It or Details tab.

Discover email function on Actions menu on the Get It tab

You can also email multiple or single item records by selecting the check-off box(es) of items in you Basket or folder in your e-Shelf and then select the E-mail hyperlink in the e-Shelf.

e-Shelf Email Function