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Supporting Staff: Requesting resources for teaching

Reading Lists software

Where is the Reading Lists software? Link:

How to use Reading Lists Software - Step-by-step guide, click here.

Reading List FAQ - Click here.

Example Reading List - Click here 



This information will help you get the right resource for students, in the right place, at the right time.

You Reading List should be:

attribues of Reading list: Realistic, accuarte, relevant, updated, timely

  • Realistic – manageable number of resources for students.
  • Accurate - correct items (including edition), and only items that are actually available via the library (this includes purchase, or freely and legally available on the web).
  • Relevant - indicates what is essential reading, what is further reading, and had guidance appropriate to student level (e.g. chapter recommendations, or questions for specific readings).
  • Updated regularly – includes latest research and information.
  • Timely - gives the Library enough time to acquire the resources. 


When you create a List:

  • Select ebooks wherever possible

  • If an ebook is not available select an alternative title from our ebooks collection

  • Talk to library staff about purchasing an ebook of your chosen title

  • If no ebook is available consider requesting digital copies of key chapters (in accordance with copyright)

  • Where possible designate print-only titles as non-essential reading

  • Make use of our e-journal collection to support teaching and learning


Covid-19 - Access to resources

With the university’s adoption of a blended model of teaching and learning in response to Covid-19 it is essential for students to have access to library resources online. Although students will still be able to access physical resources, access to these will be restricted by the necessity to place holds and by the need to quarantine items for 72 hours after use.

Request resources for independent study

Resources, such as ebooks, digitised book chapters, online resources and so on, can be requested using the Library Resources Request Form

If you have any questions please contact