Answered By: Kristy Newton
Last Updated: May 08, 2017     Views: 796

My Library provides student and staff users with easy, seamless, access to Library content within their Moodle site. There are two parts to it - the My Library menu and the My Library search block.

The My Library menu on the top navigation bar of all UOW Moodle subject sites provides the user with quick links to easily access important resources including the Catalogue, Subject Readings, Guides, StartSmart and more.

Once a user has entered a subject site (i.e. PHIL106), My Library will automatically provide a direct link to the Subject Readings for that subject (i.e. PHIL106 Subject Readings), and Guides that relate to the subject area (i.e. Philosophy Guides)

Once in a Moodle subject site, users will also be able to access Library content via the My Library search block. This block provides users with a search that is automatically limited to the discipline of the subject they are studying (i.e. Students in PHIL106 will search within the discipline "Philosophy").

This means they are searching within a smaller and more relevant set of resources, improving their search results. If users wish to do a broader search, they can do so easily by selecting the "Search whole catalogue" option

A pop up results list displays the first ten search results, and users can show/hide the abstract, and click on the title of the result to access the full text. At the bottom of this list, there is an option to view the full set of search results. This takes the user to a Summon search page where they can continue to customise and refine their search.

#Note: Double subjects or subjects with multiple instances will not see these contextualised links but will instead receive links to the search page (as seen on the Moodle homepage).