Configuring the Reading Tools

By default, the Reading Tools are disabled. To activate and configure them:

Checking the "Enable Reading Tools ..." checkbox will activate them for your journal.

Figure 4.99. Reading Tool Options

Reading Tool Options

You can also configure which tools will be available to your readers. You may wish to experiment with these yourself to see if some or all of them will be useful to your audience.

Figure 4.100. Journal Item Tools

Journal Item Tools

Under "Related Item Tools", you will find a dropdown menu of subject areas. You can select the subject that best matches your journal to provide additional reading tools that are specific to that discipline. For example, if you choose Humanities, you will not see search options for the Health Science index PubMed.

Figure 4.101. Related Item Tools

Related Item Tools

Returning to the Reading Tools menu, you can now choose Related Item Sets to customize the Reading Tools for your journal.

Figure 4.102. Related Item Sets

Related Item Sets

From here, you will see a list of subject areas, and the configuration options for each of them.

Figure 4.103. List of Related Item Sets

List of Related Item Sets

For each subject, you will see a series of options: Validate, Metadata, Contexts, Export, and Delete. While scrolling down the page of subject items, you will also see the option to create your own set for a discipline not listed here.

Validate will check that all of the URLs for the resources associated with that subject are valid. Depending on the amount of associated resources, this may take a few minutes.

Metadata describes the subject item.

Contexts show the various options that are available for that subject area:

Figure 4.104. Contexts


The Up and Down arrows allow you to reposition the contexts -- or you can click on the title or abbrev and drag the entry to a new position (this is easier than using the up and down arrows!). The Metadata link allows you to configure the context. The Searches link lets you view, edit, add, or delete the various resources associated with the context.

Figure 4.105. Searches


Remember the example from Postcolonial Text? Here is how they would revise the options available under Web Search. You can use the Create Search link to add a new one, or use the Edit link to modify an existing one.

Figure 4.106. Edit Search

Edit Search

You may need to contact the search service directly to find out the appropriate Search URL.

Export creates an XML file of the items.

Delete removes the item.