Top tips for using ORLO
Please watch the top tips video and read the guidance below for advice on how to get the most out of ORLO.
Download, export and print your ORLO list
Select the ‘View & Export’ button at the top right of an ORLO list to download it. Here you can download a PDF which retains the links to the ORLO items. You can also export it as a RIS file, which can be used to import the citations into reference managers.
Add your own notes and reading intentions
You can set private reading intentions to plan your studying and mark your progress. Click on the circle to the far right of an item and choose from five intentions. To add a private comment about an item, click the three-dot menu button and select 'Personal note'.
In a rush? Use filters to search through your lists
Use the drop-down filter options at the top of the ORLO list to target essential or recommended readings, physical or online resources, and quickly jump to a section heading. You can also type keywords into the search bar to find a specific title.
Save lists to your profile
Use the ‘+MyLists’ button at the top right of an ORLO list to save it to your profile. Saved lists will always be available to you under the My Lists tab, even after it has been archived at the end of the academic year.
Report broken links
Staff work hard to ensure that the ‘View Online’ button links are kept up to date. Sometimes, however, these links may not load correctly. If you encounter this issue, please make sure you are still logged into ORLO with your SSO. You can also reset your internet browser: visit this IT Services guide for details of how to clear your cache and cookies.
If the ‘View Online’ button is still not working, click the three dots on the far right of the reading list item and select ‘Report broken link’. Please provide your University email address so that staff can notify you as soon as the link has been fixed.
View other formats/editions
Click on the title of a book to look at its details, including library availability. Here you can also search for alternative editions in SOLO by clicking ‘View other formats/editions’ link.