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Using Leganto: For Staff

Library Guide on how to use Leganto to create e-resource lists for subjects.

Using the Cite It! tool for Webpage links & New Resources

The Cite It! tool allows you to add an online item by capturing the metadata from publicly available online content, including websites and online documents.  Remember that, if you want to link to CSU eBook or database materials, we recommend using the instructions for Adding an Item from Primo Search.

You can also use the Cite It! tool to recommend new titles for the collection - keep in mind these titles will appear in your Reading List. If you don't want them in your Reading List, you can use the Suggest New Material form to make requests.

Adding the Cite It! tool to your browser

You will find the Leganto Cite It! tool in the User Menu at the top right of the Leganto platform.

  • Simply drag and drop Leganto Cite It! to your Bookmarks toolbar.


Using the Cite It! tool

To use the Cite it! tool to add a new item to your Reading List ...

  • First, make sure you are logged into Leganto.
  • Open the webpage you wish to add and click on the Cite it! button in your Bookmarks toolbar.

  • Leganto will generate a new record in a popup window and will generally include the Title and URL of the page. 
  • Check that the Type is showing as Website (it will often default to Other), and that the details you want to show are included. 
  • When you're happy with the content, select the Reading List you want to add it to, and if appropriate, the section of the Reading List you want it saved in, and click on Add & Close. The item will be added to your nominated Reading list.


Using the Cite it! tool to request new material

You can use the Cite it! button to request that the Library acquire new books for the collection. Leganto is set up so that the Cite it! tool will work with sites like Amazon and Google Books.

  • At the online record for the item you wish to request, click on the Cite it! button.
  • Complete the process of adding the record as above.
  • When the record has been added to your list, click on the ellipsis ( ... ) button at the right of the record and select the option Send to Library.
  • The status of the material will now go from Being prepared to Sent, and, when you send your List to the Library (see Publishing Your List), Library staff will process your request.