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Reading Lists

A guide to using the Reading Lists Online service.

What is Reading Lists Online?

Reading Lists is an online reading list system which uses the Talis Aspire web-hosted software.

The software allows you to manage your reading list so that students can easily access the resources they need for your module. Reading lists link to LibrarySearch so students can access digital resources directly from the reading list and check the availability and location of print items. Lists can also be seamlessly integrated into Moodle, improving the student experience. Importantly, the library uses the information on your reading list to ensure that copies of relevant texts and resources are available in the High Use Collection of the Library.

How does it work?

You can manage your list yourself. To access your list simply search for the module code on the Reading Lists page.

To add items to your reading list you first need to bookmark the resources you want your students to access, then add them to your reading list. You can arrange them however you want, for example by week or by topic. The structure of a reading list is very flexible and you can easily update and change it at any time.

All resources you add to the list need an importance assigned to them - either Essential, Recommended or Further. These will allow us to determine what level of demand there will be for the different resources.

To find out how to edit your list please see the Adding items to your reading list section. If you need any further help please contact your Information Consultant.

 

Benefits of using the system