Upload a Document

You can upload documents from Google Drive™ or Microsoft® OneDrive, and add them to your collection.

From the Collections homepage, under the Private tab, do one of the following:

  • If you are creating a collection, click Add an Item.
  • If you want to add a document to an existing collection, open that collection, and then click on the right.


  • You have to set up your own Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive account to upload items to your collection. The first time you upload an item, you will get an authentication message from Google or Microsoft.
  • Collections does not set the sharing options for Google or OneDrive documents. You must set your document's sharing permissions in the appropriate platform before you upload it.

To upload a Google Drive document:

  1. Select Upload > Google Drive. Your Google Drive picker appears.
  1. Select the file you want to upload, and then click Select.

    The Title and Type automatically appear in the fields.

    Note: You can edit the title, or change the document type.

  2. Enter a Description and Tags for the item, if desired.

    Note: Adding tags to an item lets you filter your search results for a specific resource. For example, add the tag nutrition to find this document when you search for items related to nutrition.

  3. Click Add. The item appears in your collection.

To upload a OneDrive document:

  1. Select Upload > OneDrive. Your OneDrive picker appears.
  1. Select the file you want to upload, and then click Open.

  2. Follow steps 3–4 in the "To upload a Google Drive document" section.