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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

Example Reading List

Reading list diversity checklist

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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