Answered By: Clair Sharpe
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2021     Views: 20

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Reading lists have been created by your academics to help signpost resources you’ll need for your studies. They have been designed to best suit the teaching on each module so may look different in structure from each other but you can use the following tips to get the best out of the content provided.

Navigating your list

Use the table of contents for easy list navigation. Just open the drop-down menu and click on a title listed to jump to a particular section of the list.

Reading list table of contents

See more details

Just click on the title of any item to see more information about it. This is especially helpful to show you where print resources are in the library.

Brief item record view - 

Reading list brief item record

Full item record view -

Reading list full item record view

Filtering your list

The Filter drop down menu allows you to filter your list by a variety of criteria, for example whether the resources are online or physical.  Or by importances set by your lecturers so you can see the Key readings only and focus on them in the first instance.

Reading list filter list view

Assign reading intentions

You might choose to organise your work load by assigning a reading intention or status of reading list items by clicking the circle icon alongside the item. You will then be quickly able to identify what you want to read and what you have read already. You can mark:

  • Undecided
  • Will read
  • Reading now
  • Have read
  • Won’t read

Reading list reading intentions view

You can then filter use the filter as described above to select the items matching the relevant reading intention.

Add personal notes

You can add a personal note on any item of a reading list, which is only visible to you, as you collate your reading for further study. From the 3 dots, you can View the actions menu to add a personal note. Again, you can use the filter function to quickly surface your notes. 

Reading lists personal notes view

You may also see additional notes added by your lecturers to give further tips and advice.

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