Catalog Help

Saving a Search

  1. Log into My Account and perform your search
  2. When your search results display, select "Save as Preferred Search"
  3. our search will now be available in My Account in "Preferred Searches"

E-mail Notifications

  1. Log into My Account and choose "Preferred Searches"
  2. Check the "Mark for Email" box for the corresponding saved search
  3. You will receive an e-mail when the Library purchases items matching your search

Deleting a Saved Search

  1. Log into My Account and choose "Preferred Searches"
  2. Check the "Mark to Remove" box for the corresponding saved search and update your list

Creating a List

  1. Perform your search and select record(s) to add to your list and then select the "Add Checked to My Lists" link
  2. If you are not logged into My Account, you will be prompted to login. If you are logged in, there will be a drop-down box with an option to "Create a List" or pick from already created lists
  3. If you "Create a List" you will need to add a List Name and Description before the record(s) are saved to the list. If you selected a previously created list the records will be added to your list upon selecting "Add to My Lists"

Viewing or Deleting a List

  1. Login to My Account
  2. Select "My Lists", then select the List Name to view the records on your list
  3. Check the "Mark" record(s) box to delete, then select the "Delete Checked" or "Delete All" button to remove a list or lists
  4. To delete item(s) from your list, select the "List Title", then check the "Mark" record(s) box to delete specific items

Most materials can be renewed, with the exception of Course Reserves and materials that have been requested by another library user.

Renewing item(s)

Items borrowed from the Dunbar Library, OhioLINK and SearchOhio will be automatically renewed 2-3 days before the due date. See our borrowing policies for the number of renewals allowed. Items requested by other users cannot be renewed.

Manually renew materials

  1. Login to My Account to view the materials you have checked out
  2. Select the items(s) you would like to renew by checking the corresponding box(es) in the "Renew" column and then selecting the "Renew Checked" button
  3. Renew all your checked-out items with the "Renew All" button
  4. If the materials cannot be renewed, you'll see a notification
  5. Check the "Status" column for a new due date or for information on the state of your renewal

Most materials can be requested, with the exception of Course Reserves and certain media materials.

Place a Request

  1. Search the catalog to find the item(s) you would like to request and select the green "Request" button
  2. If not already logged in, you will be prompted to login to My Account to request that the item(s)
  3. After you’ve logged in, verify the item(s) you'd like to request, select your "Pickup Location"
  4. If there are multiple volumes, select the volume(s) you'd like to request

Viewing Request Status

  1. To check the status of your request, login to My Account, and select the "Holds" link to view a list of your requests
  2. Once the request has been filled and the item is ready for pickup you will receive e-mail notification to your Wright State e-mail account
  3. To pick up your request, bring your Wright1 card with you to the 1st floor Circulation Desk

The University Libraries does not keep a record of your reading history, but there is an opt-in service that allows you to keep a record of the materials you have previously checked out (not including OhioLINK and SearchOhio materials).

Activate My Reading History

  1. Log in to My Account and select the "My Reading History" link
  2. Select the "Opt-In" button and from this point forward when you check out items they will be recorded and will be accessible in "My Reading History"

Remove Items from My Reading History

  1. Login to My Account and select the "My Reading History" link
  2. Check the "Mark" box for the corresponding item(s) and select "Delete Checked", or you can clear your history with the "Delete All" button

Opting Out of My Reading History

  1. Select "Delete All" to remove all of your stored items
  2. Select the "Opt Out" button. This will stop any items you check out from being stored in My Account

Grouping Search Terms

  1. Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words
    • Example: stocks and bonds
    • Example: (alaska or canada) and (adventure and not vacation)

Limiting or Modifying

  1. Use the "Advanced Search" button to choose a material type, limit by words in the title, author, or subject, or limit by year of publication

Expanding Your Search

  1. Use synonyms, pseudonyms, and variant spellings or alternative forms of names or words
  2. Use the wildcards or symbols * and ? in Keyword searches for singular or plural forms and other endings
    • * replaces multiple characters (Example: child* will find child, children, children's, etc.)
    • ? replaces one character (Example: wom?n will find woman, women, womyn, etc.)

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