Finding the items you are looking for in your library may become difficult as your library grows, unless you practice organization and learn some simple tactics for searching, filtering, and ordering your library.
The first step to finding something in your library is to consider expanding or collapsing your items. If you are looking for something by its title, then it is best to collapse (only show the titles of) your items. If you are searching for specific content, like an image or a sticky note, it is best to expand (show all the content of) your items. Expand or collapse by clicking "Expand" or "Collapse" on the thin grey bar at the top of your library.
You can search your library to find specific items. There are three different kinds of search:
Filtering your library is a good way to find groups of items.
Ordering your library can help you find items as well.
Lists are useful for quickly accessing specific groups of library items. It is best to think of a list as a saved search. If you find yourself frequently looking for items with multiple specific tags, select them and add them to a list. If you find yourself looking for a sub-section of a group of items with the same tags. Consider selecting them and adding a unique tag rather than simply adding them to a list. Tags will aid the search and organization of your library much more than lists will.
Most editing of specific items can be accomplished via your Diigo browser extension. Consider using the extension for specific tasks, and think of the library as a tool for organization. If you click on an item’s title in the library, it will open in a new tab where you can edit the annotations on the page with the browser extension. The most common functions you might perform in your library are deletion of multiple items, and tag revision.
To select a library item, move your cursor over the item and a check-box will appear on the left. Check the box to select the item, un-check to deselect.
To select multiple items, just check multiple items’ check-boxes.
To select all currently displayed library items, select one item, then a check-box will appear to the left of the thin grey bar at the top of your library. Check it select all. If you have multiple items selected which you wish to deselect, you may double-click the select all check-box to deselect all.
When you have selected one or multiple items to delete, a trash can icon will appear at the left end of the thin grey bar at the top of your library. Click it to delete all selected items.
Revising tags allows you to add tags to multiple selected items, as well as to replace the tags of multiple items with specific new tags. With one or more items selected, choose “More Actions” on the thin grey bar. Select “Revise tags...” to open the tag revision pop-up. Enter the desired tags and choose whether to add to or replace the existing tags of the selected items, then click “Submit”.