Delicious is a free social bookmarking site on the web. You can save important websites without the fear of losing them when you reimage your computer. Delicious keeps all of your bookmarks in one place online; therefore, you can access your bookmarks from any computer. You can also share the websites you find with colleagues or your students.

To organize your bookmarks on delicious, you simply "tag" the bookmarked website with a descriptive word. In other words, if you find a great website about whales and you have an upcoming ocean unit in science, you could tag the website "whales", "science", and "ocean". You can then find the website later by looking at any of those three tags.

To create a delicious account,
  1. go to
  2. Click on "Join Now"
  3. You will then be sent to a new page, where you will click on "Sign up for Yahoo!"
  4. You will be asked to provide your name and other information
    1. Note, if it bothers you, you do not have to provide an accurate birthdate for Yahoo; however, make sure that the birthdate you choose makes you an adult rather than a minor, or you will not be allowed to create an account without parental permission. :-)
  5. When you have successfully created your account, you will be directed to a page that says Congratulations!
  6. Make a note of your information, print your account details, and then click on "Continue"
  7. You will then be directed to a page asking you to name your delicious account. Select the name that is most similar to your username so it is easily to remember.
  8. Once you click on the username for delicious, you will be given the option of adding a toolbar to your Internet browser to make bookmarking easy. Click on "Add a Bookmarklet".
  9. You can then download the bookmarklet for Internet Explorer.
  10. You are then ready to make bookmarks in your delicious account
Once you have created a delicious account, you can bookmark sites. To bookmark a site,
  1. Go to the website you want to bookmark
  2. Go to the delicious icon (it is a box with white, blue, and black boxes) on your Internet toolbar and hit the down arrow.
  3. Select "save a new bookmark"
  4. A dialog box will pop up with the url and a description of the website.
  5. In the "Tags" dialog box, enter simple words that are significant to help describe the site.
    1. Note, if you have description that is more than one word, you will need to join the words with an underscore; otherwise, you will have two separate tags. For example, if you find a website that is about the solar system, you should tag it "solar_system". Otherwise, you will have a "solar" tag and a "system" tag.
  6. Once you have entered your tags, click on "Save".
  7. You can then share your tags with others. If, for example, you wanted your students to go to the "solar_system" tags you have, go to your delicious account, click on the "solar_system" tag in the right hand column, and then you will only see the websites related to the solar system. You can then copy the url to your delicious page and send it to your students. It should look something like this: ""