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The New Reading List Builder - Readings & Learning Resources by Leganto

A how-to guide for faculty

Adding Websites to your List

Begin by adding the Cite it! button to your browser

If you have already done this, proceed to Use the Cite it! button.

1. Click on the Settings (gear) icon in the top right corner of the page. A menu will appear.

2. Click on the Cite it! option.

Cite it tool

Click on the Cite it! option.

Holding down your cursor, drag the button to your browser bookmark bar.

Release your cursor; the Cite it! button should now appear in your bookmark bar.

click and drag cite it icon

















click drag release

Use the Cite it! Button

1. In a new tab, navigate to a website you want to share with your students.

2. Click the Cite it! Button (see Add the Cite it! Button to your browser if you haven't added it yet). A window will appear with information about the website/resource already populated.

NOTE: You will only need ONE Cite it! Button for all of your courses.


cite it button in bookmark bar
















3. By default, the resources will be saved to your Favorites list, where it can later be added to a reading list section.

You can also choose the Course List and Section you would like to add the resource to right away. Note you will need to refresh the course list in your browser to see the new item in your reading list.

4. Click ADD.

That's it!

Ted Talk added to favorites using cite it button


The Cite it! Button will draw information about the resource and use it to populate your item in the list.

The website will appear in your reading list.


Ted talk in reading list











To access the website, click View Online.

When your list is complete, click My list is ready to make it available to students. See more about publishing and connecting with the library here.

To upload files or add content from the library, see Adding Resources from the Library or Uploading Documents.

Using the Cite it! button to add articles and books

When you use the Cite it! button to add articles and books from the web to your list, the tool will automatically check to see if the library has subscription access to the resources.

online journal article from Science Direct














If so, the tool will link students directly to the subscription version, rather than the web version:

links connect to gbc library subscription


Is the Cite it! Button not working?

The Cite it! button will only work if you have set your browser to allow for third-party cookies. You can change cookie settings in Chrome by clicking on the ellipsis to the right of your browser, then clicking:

Settings - Privacy and Security - Third-Party Cookies (Click "Allow third-party cookies"). 


Privacy and Security:



Third-Party Cookies (Click Allow third-party cookies)


Note: Some websites will not allow the cite It! button to perform its function even with third-party cookies enables (for example, Statistics Canada and the Harvard Business Review have blocked this tool). In these cases, you can copy the URL and paste it into a Blank Form.


Using the Manual Entry (formerly Blank Form) Option - Websites

Navigate to the website you want to add to your list and copy the URL.

Return to your reading list, click on the blue ADD button, and click on Manual Entry.

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Choose a Type from the drop-down menu and then enter a Title. Click Next.

Manual entry choose type and enter title










Enter is as much information about the Creator, Publisher, etc. as you like.

Be sure to paste the URL in the URL box provided and click Next



manual entry paste URL












Choose the section/week of your reading list in which you want the item to appear.

Add any further notes for students or tags.

When complete, click ADD.

manual entry form













The item will appear in your list.

manual entry in reading list