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Choice Reviews Online: Lists, Saved Searches, and Alerts

Creating Lists

The list feature allows you save selected titles in organized lists which you can add to over time, email, print, or download.  

**In order to use the lists feature you first need to create an account and login. 

To create a list you must first perform a search and select a record(s) from your search results to add to a list. To select records for your list click the check box next to the record in the search result list. 

Next click on the Save To List button at the top of your search results and click Go

 

Next you will be asked to save the selected items to an existing list or a new list. If it is an existing list click the Choose a Personal List option then click the list you would like to add it to. If you would like to create a new list or this is your first list, click the Create New List option and provide a title to the list. This title will later show up in the Personal List if you add more titles. 

 

Once you've created a new list or added to an existing list you will be brought to the list page. Here you can see the list title, when the list was created and last updated, as well as what titles are in the list and what options you have for those titles.

Add To List: Allows you to add the selected items to a different list.

Download: Creates an Excel spreadsheet of your list

Print: Prints your list in either the Bib Citation or Full Text (Review) format. You will have an option to choose after selecting the print option.

Email: Allows you to email your list in either the Bib Citation or Full Text (Review) format.

Remove From List: This option removes the selected items from your list. 

 

Saving Searches

Choice allows you to save your search criteria for future searching. This can be helpful if you're running the same search over a period of time. For example, if you wanted to find all the highly recommended titles in philosophy each month you could create a search to do so. Then at the beginning of each month you can run your saved search rather than trying to remember how you set up last month's search.

**In order to use the save searches feature you first need to create an account and login. 

To save a search or create an alert click on the Save This Search or Alert Me link on the right of the search results.

After clicking the Save This Search link you will be asked to save your search as a new search or to replace an existing search, as seen below.

 

Creating Alerts

Choice also allows you to create alerts. Alerts allow you to save a search and have any new titles that meet your search criteria emailed to you on an ongoing basis. 

  • Alerts are sent only when new results are found
  • Alerts are sent in plain text format
  • A maximum of 10 results are sent in any single alert message

**In order to use the alerts feature you first need to create an account and login. 

To save a search click on the Alert Me link on the right of the search results.

You will be presented with a screen that looks exactly like the advanced search with a box to enter the alert name and options to save the alert.