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Using Leganto: For Staff

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Use Primo Search within the Leganto platform to add links to resources that are held by the Library including:

  • eTextbooks and eBook chapters;
  • journal or newspaper articles;
  • Library Resource Guides;
  • audio visual resources; and
  • realia and kits.

Adding an Item from Primo Search


1. Select + (Add Citation) from the top right of the list.

2. Use the Primo Search box in Leganto to locate the reading. 

Search for the title of the resource. Select Search.


Use search strategies to refine results, including:

  • Boolean operators
  • the Advanced Search option, or
  • refine by resource type using the dropdown scope. 

3. Add the reading to the list.

Either, drag and drop the reading into your list OR select the reading from the search results and choose the section you want to add it to.

Select either Add or Add & Edit (this option will allow you to edit the record information i.e. title, author, year etc).

4. View the reading.

Use View Online to open the reading.

If the item is available in more than one source (eg. in multiple databases), the View Online link will default to the first from the list.

Select the record to view all database links associated with the reading.



To add an eBook chapter to a reading list, first add the eBook itself by following steps 1-4 above. 


  5. Use the availability links to open the eBook in a new tab or window.


6. Select the ellipsis ( ... ) to the right of the item you would like to edit.
Choose Edit item


7. Use this box to make changes to the record. 

Change the Type to Book Chapter and complete the relevant fields

Use the Library's Creating Links to Resources page to establish the best URL to direct students to the chapter.

Add the URL to the Source field. 

Select Save.