Saving Your Search

Saving a Search

  1. Log into My Account and perform your search
  2. When your search results display, select Save as Preferred Search
  3. Your search will now be available in My Account in Preferred Searches

E-mail Notifications

  1. Log into My Account and choose Perferred Searches
  2. Check the Mark for Email box for the corresponding saved search.
  3. You will receive an e-mail when the Library purchases items matching your search

Deleting a Saved Search

  1. Log into My Account and choose Perferred Searches
  2. Check the Mark to Remove box for the corresponding saved search and update your list.

Create Your Lists

Creating a List

  1. Perform your search and select record(s) to add to your list and then select the Add Checked to My Lists link
  2. If you are not logged into My Account, you will be prompted to login. If you are logged in, there will be a drop-down box with an option to Create a List or pick from already created lists.
  3. If you Create a List you will need to add a List Name and Description before the record(s) are saved to the list. If you selected a previously created list the records will be added to your list upon selecting Add to My Lists
  4. Viewing or Deleting a List

    1. Login to My Account
    2. Select My Lists, then select the List Name to view the records on your list
    3. Check the Mark record(s) box to delete, then select the Delete Checked or Delete All button to remove a list or lists
    4. To delete item(s) from your list, select the List Title, then check the Mark record(s) box to delete specific items

    Exporting to Refworks

    1. For instructions on exporting records from the catalog, and other resources, into Refworks, view How to Import References into Refworks.

Renewing Checked Out Items

Most materials can be renewed, with the exception of Course Reserves and materials that have been requested by another library user.

Renewing item(s)

  1. Login to My Account to view the materials you have checked out.
  2. Select the items(s) you would like to renew by checking the corresponding box(es) in the Renew column and then selecting the Renew Checked button
  3. Renew all your checked-out items with the Renew All button
  4. If the materials cannot be renewed, you'll see a notification
  5. Check the Status column for a new due date or for information on the state of your renewal.

Requesting item(s)

Most materials can be requested, with the exception of Course Reserves and certain media materials.

Place a Request

  1. Search the catalog to find the item(s) you would like to request and select the green Request button
  2. If not already logged in, you will be prompted to login to My Account to request that the item(s)
  3. After you’ve logged in, verify the item(s) you'd like to request, select your Pickup Location
  4. If there are multiple volumes, select the volume(s) you'd like to request

Viewing Request Status

  1. To check the status of your request, login to My Account, and select the Holds link to view a list of your requests
  2. Once the request has been filled and the item is ready for pickup you will receive e-mail notification to your Wright State e-mail account
  3. To pick up your request, bring your Wright1 card with you to the 1st floor Circulation Desk

The University Libraries does not keep a record of your reading history, but there is an opt-in service that allows you to keep a record of the materials you have previously checked out (not including OhioLINK materials).

Activate My Reading History

  1. Log in to My Account and select the My Reading History link.
  2. Select the Opt-In button and from this point forward when you check out items they will be recorded and will be accessible in My Reading History.

Remove Items from My Reading History

  1. Login to My Account and select the My Reading History link.
  2. Check the Mark box for the corresponding item(s) and select Delete Checked, or you can clear your history with the Delete All button.

Opting Out of My Reading History

  1. Select Delete All to remove all of your stored items
  2. Select the Opt Out button. This will stop any items you check out from being stored in My Account.

Search Tips

Grouping Search Terms

  1. Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words.
  2. Example: stocks and bonds
  3. Example: (alaska or canada) and (adventure and not vacation)

Limiting or Modifying

  1. Use the Limit/Sort or Modify buttons to choose a material type, limit by words in the title, author, or subject, or limit by year of publication.
  2. Use the Advanced Keyword Search to set limits at the beginning of your search.
  3. Select the Opt Out button. This will stop any items you check out from being stored in My Account.

Expanding Your Search

  1. Use synonyms, pseudonyms, and variant spellings or alternative forms of names or words.
  2. Use the wildcards or symbols * and ? in Keyword searches for singular or plural forms and other endings.
    1. * replaces multiple characters (Example: child* will find child, children, children's, etc.)
    2. ? replaces one character (Example: wom?n will find woman, women, womyn, etc.)