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How do I save notes and highlights about a resource?

Your Notebook allows you to save notes and highlights about digital resources. (Please Note: You must be logged into your Backpack to use this feature.)

Notebook

From your Notebook, you can:

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Highlighting Text
Adding Notes
Viewing Notes
Editing Notes
Deleting Notes


Highlighting Text

To create a note about text in a resource, you must first highlight it.

Select the text by clicking and dragging the cursor or Text Selection Pins (or tap/hold on a mobile device). Click on the highlighted text to view the Options menu.

Highlight Menu

When the menu appears, select the Highlight Color button. Color Button

Choose from a variety of color options HighlightMenu3 or click the Underline button to underline the text. Underline Button


Adding Notes

After you’ve highlighted the text, click/tap the Note button. Note

Type your note and click the Save button.

Add Note

A Note icon will appear in the margin next to the highlighted text after you save your note.

Note Icon

You can also create a General Note which is not associated with highlighted text. A General note can be about any type of resource including databases, audiobooks, videos, links, or even print materials.

To add a General Note about a resource found in MackinVIA, click on the title, cover image, or More Info to access the Full Record page.

Create General Note

Select the My Notes & Highlights tab.

My Notes & Highlights

Click the Add General Note button.

General Note

A text box will appear below the tabs. Type your note and click the Save button.

General Note-Resource In VIA

To add a General Note about a resource not found in MackinVIA, click the Backpack icon and select Notebook.

Backpack-Notebook

Click the Add General Note button.

General Note

A text box will appear below the Notebook header. Type your note and click the Save button.

General Note-Resource Not in VIA


Viewing Notes

All of your notes and highlights are saved in your Notebook. You can access your Notebook from your Backpack or by going directly into a resource.

To access your Notebook from your Backpack, click the Backpack icon and select Notebook.

Backpack-Notebook

All of your notes and highlights will be listed here, even from titles that are no longer checked out to you.

Notebook in Backpack

To access your Notebook from a resource, select the resource and click the Open Now button.

Open Now

Click on the Notebook icon in the upper right corner or select Notebook from the main menu.

Notebook Icon Notebook-Main Menu
Select the Notes/Highlights button.

Notes-Highlights Button

Your notes and highlights for the title will be listed here.

Notebook in Resource

Please Note: Notes and highlights taken while offline will be available in your Notebook as soon as the device is connected to the Internet.


Editing Notes

To edit a note, locate the desired note in your Notebook and click the Edit button.

Edit Note

You can edit the text of the note or change the highlight color. Be sure to click the Save button after you are finished.

Edit Note 2


Deleting Notes

To delete a note, locate the desired note in your Notebook and click the Delete button.

Delete Note

Select the Checkmark button next to the delete message to confirm.

Delete Message

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