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Reading lists - a guide for staff

Your guide to creating and maintaining your online reading list.



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Get started

How to create a list

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Publishing your list

Key dates and deadlines

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Best practice

Make a great reading list


About reading lists

Online reading lists allow academics to guide students to relevant material to support their studies. We use the Talis Aspire software to manage reading lists.

An online reading list ensures that students have easy access to materials to support their course from wherever they are. 

What are the benefits to staff of having an online reading list?

  • Reading lists can be structured to suit your module and teaching
  • Adding items to your online list highlights new learning resources to the Library and prompts us to order any new required resources.
  • Online reading lists are easy to manage and you can bookmark a variety of resources such as books, blog posts, videos and web pages
  • Your reading list will integrate into your Moodle module

Help and support



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