General Tutorial

My Library


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:

  • Meta Search Meta search searches in the titles, URLs, annotations, and tags of all your library items. This is the default and most common kind of search. It is useful for finding something even if you are not sure whether you tagged or titled the item descriptively.
  • Tag Search Tag search lets you search only the tags of your library items. Tag search is useful if you know you tagged the item you are looking for with multiple specific tags. Let’s suppose you had several bookmarks related to arts and crafts, some which you had tagged with “art”, others you tagged with “craft”, and still others you tagged “art” and “craft”. If you wanted to find only the items tagged “art” and “craft”, you could simply do a tag search for “art craft”. This way titles and descriptions will not be searched, which is beneficial because, presumably, every arts and crafts bookmark would contain the words “art” and “craft” in either its title or description.
  • Full-Text Search Full-text search is a premium feature. It searches the entire body of a page you have bookmarked as well as any pages you may have cached. It is a more powerful way to find exactly what you are looking for because it does not rely on merely the data you have entered for the bookmark, but on the original content itself.


Filtering your library is a good way to find groups of items.

  • By tag To filter your library by tag, simply click one of your tags in the left-side bar to show all the items in your library with that tag. You can further filter by choosing from “Related Tags”.
  • By type To filter your library by item type, choose “Filter: All” and select a type of item to show.


Ordering your library can help you find items as well.

  • Date updated Ordering by date updated shows your most recently edited items, this is the default and most commonly useful order. This lets you see the things you have been working on.
  • Date created Ordering by date created shows you the most recent items you have created. Even if you have recently edited the first bookmark you ever made, it will still appear at the end of the list when sorted by date created.


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.

Select Multiple

To select multiple items, just check multiple items’ check-boxes.

Select All

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.

Revise tags

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”.