Friday, 4 June 2010

Week 5 - Bookmarking (part 2)

Thing 9 – NHS MyLibrary bookmarking

Your NHS ATHENS password will also let you personalise the section MyLibrary. This works as an RSS reader as you saw in Thing 7. It also has a bookmarking section, so that wherever you are, you can login to find the links to your favourite/most useful websites.

  • Go to and login with your ATHENS password (login button is on the top right-hand corner)
  • Look at the section marked My Links.
    it’s already got some links which NHS Evidence thinks you might find useful, but if you don’t like these links, just tick the box and click “remove selected links”
  • Now it’s time for you to add some links which you do find useful.
  • Open a new web browser or tab, and find a website you find useful. Copy the address/URL.
  • Back in MyLibrary, click “Add Link”, and copy the URL in the appropriate box. (be careful to delete the existing http://)
  • Fill in the box marked “Link Title”, and click “add link”
  • Add a couple more links to other websites.
Extra Task: optional

Try adding categories to your links.
When you add a new link, complete the “category” box. When you add another new link, perhaps you will want to add the same category tag, or create a new category. It works like a system of folders.


Take a screenshot of your list of favourites/bookmarks, and load it into your blog. Label it “Thing 9”.

If you’ve completed the optional extra task, perhaps add a comment on what you think of this functionality.

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