For Students: Getting Started with Biblionasium

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Once you log in with your username and password and accept Biblionasium’s Honor Code, follow these steps to get started.

Step 1: Select Your Avatar

  • Click Select an Avatar from the pop-up that appears when you first sign in, or you can go to SETTINGS on the top orange bar.
  • You can change your avatar at any time by going back into your settings menu.

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Step 2: Add Books to Your Very Own Virtual Bookshelf

  • Click on Search for Books from the Bookshelf or use the Search Bar on top of the page.
  • Type in a title, author or keyword to find your favorite books.

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Step 3: Tag Your Books

  • You can tag a book as “I am reading it” or “I want to read it” to let your friends know which books you’re interested in.
  • The book’s tag will determine where they see it on your bookshelf.

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Step 4: Add Books to Your Wish List

  • You’ll find the Add to Wish List button next to Add to Shelf.
  • Adding books to your Wish List will let your teacher, librarian or parent know which books you most want to read.

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Step 5: Send a Book Recommendation

  • After selecting a title, click on the Recommendation Tab.
  • Tell a friend how much you think they’ll enjoy the book!

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Step 6: Write a Book Review

  • Select a book from your shelf and click the Review It tab.
  • Write a review, without giving away the ending!
  • See all your reviews from your bookshelf when you are done.

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Step 7: Check Out Your Friends’ Favorites

  • Go to My Friends from your homepage to see a list of your classmates.
  • Click on their avatars to see which books are on their shelf and read their reviews.

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That’s it! Let’s get reading! Manzee Full Body 1


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