Organise and customise your Flashcards

Scholarcy makes it easy for you to build up a library of summary Flashcards. You can organise them into folders, to represent subjects, topics and subtopics. Highlight key findings and take notes. Easily find Flashcards using the search bar. Transfer important information into other applications. Create a literature matrix and build up your knowledge of a subject.

How Scholarcy is structured

  • My Libraries is the main screen, where all of your Libraries appear.
  • You can think of each Library as a subject or topic, such as Biology, Data-Science or Mathematics.
  • Within each Library, you can import studies and documents, where they will be summarised into Flashcards.
  • Finally, within each Library you can create folders, to further organise your Flashcards. For example, within ‘Biology’ you might create the folders: ‘Genetics’, ‘Biochemistry’ and ‘Anatomy’, to break down a field into subfields.

Creating a new library

[.number-box-cms]1[.number-box-cms][.text-col-1]On the My Libraries screen (main screen), click the ‘Create library’ button near the top right of the screen. This will create a new library for you at the bottom of your existing libraries. Give it a name and tap enter, or click the tick ✅ icon to save.[.text-col-1]

💡 To delete a library, click the trashcan icon 🗑️ found to the left of an item.

Creating folders

[.number-box-cms]1[.number-box-cms][.text-col-1]To create new folders, open a library, then click the ‘Create folder’ button near the top right of the screen. Give it a name and tap enter, or click the tick ✅ icon to save.[.text-col-1]

💡 To rename a library or folder, click the edit ✏️ icon next to the title. Then, click the name to edit the field, rename and…, you know the rest.

Reordering libraries and folders

[.number-box-cms]1[.number-box-cms][.text-col-1]To change the order of libraries and folders, click the ‘Reorder libraries’ or ‘Reorder folders’ button near the top right of the screen. Click, hold and drag an item to move it, then click the ‘Save changes’ button at the bottom of the screen.[.text-col-1]

Sort flashcards

[.number-box-cms]1[.number-box-cms][.text-col-1]To sort flashcards, open a Library, then click one of the column headings (e.g., Title, Author, Year).[.text-col-1]

You can sort flashcards by:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Heading
  • Date added
  • Publication year
  • Number of citations
💡 You can toggle between ascending or descending, by clicking a title a second time.

Editing flashcard metadata

[.number-box-cms]1[.number-box-cms][.text-col-1]If you would like to change the Title, Author, Publication Year or Headline of a Flashcard, click the edit ✏️ button on the desired flashcard. Once finished, click ‘Save’.[.text-col-1]

Adding notes to flashcards

[.number-box-cms]1[.number-box-cms][.text-col-1]If you need to take note of something interesting, you can do it directly in Scholarcy. Within a flashcard, click the note icon 📝 at the top of a flashcard. Once written, click Save. If you want to create a new note, click New Note and repeat.[.text-col-1]

💡 Notes are especially useful to your future self. Perhaps late one night you’re reading away, and connect the dots between two things that just… don’t seem connected. What?! Global warming is a direct effect of the shrinking number of pirates since the 1800s? Such a note may be most useful when handing in your statistics paper, to highlight the difference between correlation and causation.

[.number-box-cms]2[.number-box-cms][.text-col-1]Finally, one handy feature of notes is they’re searchable! Down the road, if you can’t quite remember that thing about global warming and pirates, you can do a keyword search to uncover it. Upon retrieving your note, the use of ‘Shiver me timbers’ is up to you.[.text-col-1]

💡 You can also add annotations and highlights to flashcards. See the Supercharge your reading page for more information.
💡 Your notes will be included when you export your flashcards.

Moving flashcards and folders

[.number-box-cms]1[.number-box-cms][.text-col-1]Navigate to a library or folder and click the Move/Export/Delete button at the top of the screen, then select move documents. Select the relevant items by clicking the checkbox to the left of each item, then click the move selected button at the bottom of the screen. Choose a destination and click move.[.text-col-1]

Search to quickly retrieve information

[.number-box-cms]1[.number-box-cms][.text-col-1]To find a specific flashcard or note, you can do a keyword search. From a library page, click the search bar at the top of the screen, type in some keywords and hit enter (or click the search icon 🔎).[.text-col-1]

What can you search for?

  • Title or heading of a flashcard (e.g., “Plastic pollution”)
  • Author (e.g., “Carl Sagan”)
  • Date added (e.g., “2009”)
  • Concepts (e.g., “meta analysis”, “machine learning”, “economy”)
  • General keywords found within your flashcards (e.g., “complex adaptive systems”)
  • Notes that you have added to flashcards (limited to Scholarcy notes — notes are separate)
🎉 Woo-hoo: You’ve learned how to organise and customise your Scholarcy library! Continue to the next step to learn how to assimilate and analyse flashcards, as well as how to export references and entire flashcards into external tools.

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4. Organise and customise
4.1 Creating a new library
4.2 Creating folders
4.3 Reordering libraries and folders
4.4 Sort flashcards
4.5 Editing flashcard metadata
4.6 Adding notes to flashcards
4.7 Moving flashcards and folders
4.8 Search to quickly retrieve information