Creating lists

Public and private lists

You can define your lists as public (visible by everyone) or private (visible only to you). Public lists can still only be updated by you, but anyone can comment on them or tag them.

Because lists are identified with the person who has created them, you must be logged in to Trove before you can create or maintain a list.

Creating new lists and adding to lists

Creating a new list and adding to a list follow the same steps. While adding a new item, you will be asked whether to create a new list, or to add the item to an already created list. 

For Trove record pages:

Screen capture with list highlighted

  1. Log in to Trove, if you have not already done so
  2. When you've found the first item you want to add to a list click on the title to go to the item's detail page for that item.
  3. Click on 'Lists' in the 'User activity' box to the right of the record's title
  4. Click 'Add to list'
  5. Fill in the name for your new list and click 'Add to list'


For digitised content, look for the Lists button to the left of the viewer. If you cannot see the list icon, you may be viewing a newspaper page, which cannot be added to lists. Click through to a newspaper article to add it to a list. 

Screen capture of Trove viewer with lists highlighted

 and click 'Add' then the new list icon to create a new list. 

Screen capture of Trove viewer lists submenu

If you are viewing a digitised item without a lists icon, you must return to the Trove record page to add it to a list, as in the instructions above. 

Adding items to one of your existing lists is easy.

When you've found an item you wish to add to one of your lists:

  1. Log in to Trove, if you have not already done so
  2. Click 'Lists' in the 'User activity' box to the right of the title
  3. Click 'Add to list'
  4. Click in the checkbox next to the list you want to add the item to
  5. Click 'Add to list'

Where do I find my lists?

Your lists appear on your user profile, under the “Lists” tab. To see your user profile, login and click on your user name at the top right hand side of the screen. Then click on the 'Lists' tab.

Your private lists can only be seen by you.

To see everyone’s lists, click on the ‘lists‘ link at the top of any screen.

Adding webpages outside of Trove to a list

  1. Click on the ‘Lists’ tab in your user profile.
  2. Click on the list you want to add a webpage to.
  3. Click ‘Add a web page to list’.
  4. Paste the url of the webpage into the ‘Link to item’ box.
  5. Add a title to ‘Title of item’.
  6. Add an explanatory note.
  7. Click ‘save’.

Using tags with lists

Another way to store items for later use is by adding a private tag to each item. Use the name of the list as the tag. You can then retrieve these items by clicking on the tag from the “tags” tab on your user profile page. Access your profile page by logging in and clicking on your user name.