Creating your profile
Logging into Politics Trove will only give you access to part of its functionality. To make the most of Politics Trove you should set up a personal profile. You can set up a personal profile regardless of how you first gained access to Politics Trove. Setting up a personal profile enables you to highlight and annotate parts of text, save content, searches, and more.
At the very top right of your 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 of at least 6 characters.
Signing in to your profile
Once you have a profile, sign into it using the Sign in link. You'll see a My Work link where recent activity, including saved searches, bookmarks and annotations are stored and retrieved.
|Tip: When your name appears in the top right of the screen you know you're signed in.|
Using your profile: saving
- Recent activity is viewed in the Most Recent tab.
- Saved chapters and books are found in My Bookmarks.
- If you run a search and want to save the results, they can be retrieved in the My Searches tab.
- You can see all your annotations and notes in My Annotations.
|Tip: Use the disk icon in the toolkit to save content or searches otherwise they are only saved for the duration of your session|
Using your profile: annotations
If you are signed into your profile, you can annotate text.
- Select the text you want to annotate.
- 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 and will remain highlighted whenever you read this title. You can read your notes 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. You can also manage annotations here: you can edit or delete annotations, click View to see them on the chapter page, get the citation for that content, or export one or more annotations to Word, Excel or PDF format.
You are also able to share annotations with other users who have set up their personal profiles:
- Select one or more annotation(s) that you wish to share.
- Enter the details in the pop-up box, including one or more valid email addresses (you must use the email address they used to register with), as well as a subject line and optional message.
- Click on Share. The recipient will be sent an email notifying them of your action, with a link to the shared annotation.
- You can also set up a Group if you wish to share your annotations with a number of people - simply click on Create Group and follow the instructions.