Your library's subscription gives you access to the content, but you can also create a personal profile that lets you save and annotate VSI content. So you can set up a reading list, take notes as you read, and, when it's time to revise, go straight to the right content, and see your notes again.
Creating your profile
At the very top right of the screen you'll see a Create link for your Personal Profile. Click the link to open the registration pop-up: you'll need to provide your name, email address and a password. (We shan't use your email address to contact you if you forget your password; see our Privacy Statement.
Signing in to your profile
Once you have a profile, sign into it using the Sign in link top right of the screen; you'll need the email address and password with which you registered.
Using your profile: saving
- Use the Save icon in the book and chapter toolkit to save either a book or chapter to your personal work area.
- See what you've saved either by clicking on My Work at the top of the screen and then choosing the My Content tab or open the My Content dropdown at the foot of the header. Then click on the title to go to that content.
- You can save searches too: use the Save icon in the toolkit and retrieve from My Searches or My Work, and then the My Searches tab.
- Delete an item from your personal work space by ticking its checkbox and choosing Delete.
Using your profile: annotations
If you are signed in to your profile, you can annotate any part of the text of a VSI.
- Select the text you want to annotate by selecting it with your mouse -- a word, sentence, or paragraph.
- When you've finished selecting, you'll see an Annotate pop-up appear; click it.
- A dialogue box will appear, showing at the top the text you highlighted, and below, space for your notes (there's a 500 character limit).
- The text you highlighted will now show as yellow. Read your note by clicking anywhere in the yellow text.
You can use the My Annotations tab in the My Work area to see all your annotations, and the texts you've highlighted. Great for extracting phrases for quoting in your work.