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Tripod Catalog: A How-To Guide

FAQ + Tripod Tips

My Favorites


You can save individual items from search results or keep a reading history under your Tripod account.

  • Sign in to Tripod.
  • Click the pushpin icon to save the book, article, or other item.

pushpin in item record

  • To view your saved items, click the pushpin icon at the top-right corner of the screen.

my favorites pushpin


More options: Learn about Zotero, Endnote, and other citation managers.


Filters may be locked so that they persist across multiple searches:

  • Hover over an active filter so that the lock icon appears.
  • Click the lock icon.

lock filter

  • To remove the filter, hover over it and click the X.

cancel filter

When searching for articles in Tripod, you'll see "Include results without full text" appear in the filters menu.

expand my results option

Activate this filter to see articles available at libraries beyond the TriColleges. The "click for availability" link in any brief item record will lead you to the option to request the article via interlibrary loan. (You'll need to sign in to Tripod.)

check for availability link in item record

interlibrary loan link

Start typing the course name, course code, instructor or title of a book into the search bar. e.g. "ARCH 102. Then choose Course Reserves from the drop down options.

Tripod search bar showing "ARCH 102" and course reserves option

Use the filters on the left to further narrow your search by course name, instructor, or department

Search filters