Quick Links: Introduction ◆ Using SORIN ◆ Search Tips ◆ Filter Search ◆ Saving Resources ◆ Creating Collections ◆ Cloning & Importing ◆ Sharing & Publishing ◆ Additional Features ◆ Faculty Tips ◆ SORIN Vocabulary ◆ Help
SORIN (Search, Organize, Research, INteract)
SORIN to search for and collect resources available through the Munday Library’s electronic and print collections. Users can create their own collections (lists) of resources that can include library and non-library related resources for one’s private use or to share with others. SORIN is only available to St. Edward's University faculty, staff, and students, and you can log in using your existing St. Edward's account.
User Quick Guide
- To find resources, you will use Library Search, which is the default search option.
- To find collections made by a specific user, use the dropdown arrow to select User Search and type in the user’s last name.
- To find collections created by other users, select Collection Search and search using a keyword or title.
- Type in a search phrase, ex: interest rates
- Use “word1 word2” style, ex: globalization music
- Use quotations for an exact match, ex: “software creation”
- Note: Truncation and Boolean searching features are unavailable in SORIN. This means that you cannot narrow, widen or truncate your searches by using AND, OR, or * type symbols.
- Search Results are displayed automatically in order of relevance.
To refine your search results, click on the Filter Search button to the right of the search bar. The filter provides multiple options to refine your search (by peer review, item type, date, etc.).
To create a collection, click on Create Collection. Enter a name for your new collection, and click “create”. Now you can drag and drop items from the inbox to your collection. You can also create your own resource by clicking on the Add Custom Item option at the bottom of your collection.
When you clone a collection:
- Your copy of it will always be up to date with the original version
- You will not be able to edit it in any way
- If the original is deleted by its creator, you will lose access to it
- Your copy will not stay in sync with the original: if the creator of the original makes any changes to it, you will not get those changes
- The import will belong to you, and you will be able to edit it however you want
- It will have a provenance line recording whom you imported it from and when
- It can only be edited or deleted by you
SharingCollections are private by default, but you may choose to make your collection public by clicking on the ellipses next to the title and choosing Share. You will then see a permalink populate, which you can share with other SORIN users.
PublishingIf you choose to publish your collection, this will make the collection findable from the search bar, where other users will be able to view, clone, or import your collection. Once a collection is published, it cannot be unpublished.
A collection can only be edited by one person, the person who created it. If the collection is published, it can be cloned by other people, who will then be able to see any changes made to it by its creator, but who will not be able to change it in any way. They can also import it, which makes them a new copy that they can make changes to, but the changes will not affect the original version.
Tip: You may want to add Tags to help other users discover your collection.
- You can attach files to any resource that you have saved in a collection, or to collections themselves.
- You can make a collection your favorite color.
- You can generate citations for individual resources or for an entire collection of resources.
- You can use SORIN to create reading lists for your classes
- You can ask a librarian to teach your class how to use SORIN for a class assignment. Request a library instruction session here.
- Clone – A copy made from a public collection which will be updated anytime the original creator of the collection makes updates. It cannot be edited by anyone but the collection’s original creator.
- Collection – A group of resources saved in SORIN.
- Custom Item – A resource that a user adds to a collection from outside SORIN, e.g. a source from the internet.
- Import – A copy of a collection that can be edited by the person who imported it. Once a collection is imported, the copy is no longer linked or updated by the original creator.
- Inbox – When a resource is saved, it will appear in the inbox section of the collections tab.
- Library Search – A Library Search in SORIN comes directly from the Library Catalog. The results are identical to a search done using the search bar on the library homepage.
- Notes – This feature can be used to annotate individual resources in a collection. Notes can also be used to describe an entire collection.
- Permalink — All collections have permalinks, located in the collection’s ‘Share’ section, that can be used to access a special view of that collection on the open web (i.e., including by people who have not logged into SORIN). You can use this permalink to show someone a collection without publishing it first, or to show it to someone who is not at St. Edward’s.
- Publish – Publishing a collection makes it discoverable by the St. Edward's community from SORIN's search bar. Any SORIN user can search a public collection and make copies of it by cloning or importing. A published collection can never be unpublished, but it can be deleted, which will delete all of it's clones.
- Resources – A resource refers to any source of information (book, article, etc.) that appears in your search results. Resources can be saved to collections.
- Share – Sharing a collection allows others to view or interact with it. You can “Publish” a collection to make it public and searchable for all SORIN users, or get a shareable link to share with specific people.
- Tags – A word or phrase added to a collection to facilitate a search for that collection.
- User – A user can refer to anyone who uses and creates collections in SORIN. Searching by “user” will search public collections created by that person.
If you need help navigating SORIN, feel free to contact the library via phone, chat, email or in-person. We would be happy to provide a brief tutorial.
If you would like to report a bug or issue with SORIN, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org