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Marking Books and Quizzes

For current Accelerated Reader subscriptions, Accelerated Reader Bookguide comes with all available quizzes, so you do not need to mark the quizzes that you own. Your quiz database is automatically updated periodically with new and revised quizzes.

To mark the books you own, you can import CSV (comma-separated value) files that you can create with your library information. After you do this, books that you own will appear as "owned" in Accelerated Reader Bookguide. For more information, see Importing.

You can also mark the books you own manually by following the steps below.

How to Manually Mark Books and Quizzes as "Have" (Owned)

You can mark books and quizzes either in Advanced Search results or in your Active List. To mark books and quizzes from an Advanced Search, follow the steps below.

To mark books and quizzes from your Active List, on the Home page, click List Management. Then, click Active List. Go to step 9 below.

  1. On the Home page, click Book/Quiz Search under Title and List Management.
  2. Click Advanced Search in the Quick Search tab.
  3. Enter information to narrow your search as described under Advanced Search in Searching for Books and Quizzes. In the right column, next to Reading Practice (RP) Quiz, Literacy Skills (LS) Quiz, Recorded Voice (RV), Vocabulary Practice (VP) Quiz or Book, select No from the desired drop-down list(s).
  4. Use the Book Location drop-down list to select the desired location. The list will vary according to the available locations; the default is Any Book Location.
  5. Use the Quiz Released drop-down list to select the release date timeframe that you would like to search for if necessary, or leave Any Time selected.
  6. Use the Quiz Type drop-down list to choose a quiz type to search for. Your choices are Any Quiz Type (default), Reading Practice (RP), Recorded Voice (RV), Literacy Skills (LS) or Vocabulary Practice (VP).
  7. In the Titles per page drop-down list, you can select 10, 20 (default), 30, 40, 50, 75 or 100 for the number of titles that will appear on each page.
  8. Click Search.
  9. Marking Quizzes (typically not necessary since all quizzes are owned)
  10. To select individual titles for which you have a quiz, tick the box next to that title.

    To select all of the titles displayed on this page, tick the Select box in the column heading to tick all of the boxes.

    To mark the quiz for the titles you selected as "have", in the Mark have... heading above the list, click the round quiz type icons (, , or ) for the titles you selected. See Book and Quiz Lists.

    If your list or search results span more than one page, you will need to mark the quizzes for each page. Use the arrows just above the table and to the right to go to other pages of results.

    Once you marked that you have a certain quiz type for a title, the quiz icon to the left of that title becomes a blue circle with the quiz abbreviation in the centre. This shows that you have the quiz for that book title. In the example below, the school owns the Reading Practice Quiz for the first two titles listed, as shown by the blue "RP" circles.

  11. Marking Books
  12. To select individual titles for which you have a book, tick the box under Select next to that title.

    To select all the titles displayed on this page, tick the box above Select in the column heading to tick all of the boxes.

    To mark the book titles you selected as "have", in the Mark have... heading above the list, click the round Book button for the titles you selected. See Book and Quiz Lists.

    If your list or search results span more than one page, you will need to mark the books for each page. Use the arrows just above the table and to the right to go to other pages of results.

    Note about search results method: Once you mark a title as owned by clicking Book, that book title disappears from the search results page because you have searched for titles you do not have, and those title(s) marked as owned no longer fit that description.

    Note about Active List method: Once you have marked a title as an owned book by clicking Book, the N (for No) in the Book column changes to Y (for Yes).

    You can also change the book's status on the Book Details page by entering the number of copies that you have at one or more locations.

How to Mark Books or Quizzes as Not Owned

  1. From either your Active List or Search Results, click the book title to go to that book's Book Details page. See Book and Quiz Details.
  2. For books: In the locations for the book, change the number of copies from 1 to 0.
  3. For quizzes: Remove the tick mark for the quiz type you do not have.

  4. Click Save.
  5. Click Legend to see a definition of the Quiz Type symbols that appear in your list.

How to Show the Owned Books in Accelerated Reader Bookfinder

Once you have marked the books that you have, you can choose whether to show that information to parents, guardians and teachers who use Teacher Lists in Accelerated Reader Bookfinder. You will find the Show Book Ownership Data setting in the Accelerated Reader Bookguide Personal Preferences.