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UW Libraries Search: My Favorites (formerly known as eShelf)

How do I save items in UW Libraries Search?

My Favorites (formerly known as eShelf) allows you to save and organize items that you find during your UW Libraries Search session. Important: you must be logged in to UW Libraries Search to save items for future sessions. If you are not logged in, your saved items will only be available for the current session.


Saving items to My Favorites

1. After searching for a resource on the main search page, click the pushpin icon screenshot of pushpin on the right-hand side of the item. The pushpin will shift to having a line through it screenshot of saved item pushpin  and the item will be added to your favorites.

Alternatively, add all items from a page at once by clicking the "save query" link at the top of your search results.

Viewing saves in My Favorites


Click the pushpin icon in the top right-hand corner of your screen. Items sent to My Favorites are listed under "Saved Records".  To un-save an item, just click the pushpin on the right side of the item name.


Click on Saved Searches to view searches that you saved  in the past. Click on these items to return to those results.


Click on Search History to see recent searches. Click on these items to return to those results.

Managing labels

You can apply labels to your saved items to help categorize them. 

1. In My Favorites, click "Add Labels" on a record.

2. Type in Custom Label.

my favorites add label bar

3. Used Labels appear to the right. To view items under a specific or multiple labels, click each desired label.

Managing items

You can perform additional operations on individual items by clicking on the actions icon (three dots at end):


screenshot of more options


screenshot of additional tools


  • E-mail: Send this item to yourself or others.
  • Citation: Choose from several citation styles and copy the information from an on-screen clipboard. (Note: Always double-check citations for accuracy.)
  • Permalink: Generates a short and persistent URL you can share with others
  • Print: Print the selected item's record
  • Refworks, Endnote, BibTex and Export RIS: Export this item to the selected citation management platform.


Removing Items from Favorites

Saved Records screenshot with pin icon highlighted

  • In the Saved Records display, click on the 'pin' icon to remove items.
  • When prompted, click Remove It to confirm.

Screenshot of prompt to confirm removal