Answered By: Clair Sharpe
Last Updated: Oct 11, 2022     Views: 584

Your reading list can be structured as you want. If your list is empty, you will see a prompt to add a resource, paragraph or section.

  • A resource is an item you have bookmarked, such as a book, journal article or Webpage.
  • A paragraph is a piece of explanatory text and a section is a good way of organising your list.
  • Students find it easy to navigate a list if it is divided into sections, for instance week by week.


Adding a Resource

As soon as you start to populate your list, you will see a blue line across the page: ADD RESOURCE --- PARAGRAPH ---- SECTION.

Add resource, paragraph, add section bar


Each item on your list has an item menu – three dots at the right-hand side. Click the three dots to see what you can do with the item. You can cut and paste items within a list or move them up and down by holding down the mouse on the arrows next to the item menu.

Reading list edit features


Setting an Importance

Each item added to your reading list on Reading Lists @ Liverpool should be assigned an ‘importance’ to indicate if it is Key, Recommended or Background reading (in descending level of importance).  This is very useful to help students prioritise their reading.  It also guides the library in how best to provide access to the material: eBooks, numbers of print copies etc. See What is the difference between Key, Recommended and Background in Reading Lists @ Liverpool?

  • Key texts are referenced throughout the module and students must read these to understand module content. The library will purchase an eBook if available and up to 5 print copies if not. If the book is essential to the module and there is no standard eBook version, the library will investigate acquisition of an eTextbook version if available.
  • Recommended texts supplement key reading and broaden students’ understanding. The library will purchase an eBook if available and one print copy if not.
  • Background texts are optional additional reading and will be purchased at the point of need.
  • Importance not set will be assigned as Recommended and treated as such.


Further Options

The item menu (three dots on the right-hand side) gives you further options:

  • Edit: add more detail, e.g. author or date
  • Request digitisation: ask the library to digitise a chapter (more information in section 10.)
  • Delete: remove the item from the list
  • Cut and paste
  • Move up or down
  • Note for students
  • Note for library
  • Add resource/section/paragraph below
  • Add to My Bookmarks
  • Direct your students’ reading by adding a Note for students, e.g. “Read chapter 4 to prepare for seminar 2.” Student notes are visible to all.
  • Communicate with the library by using Note for library, e.g. “Please check if this is available as an ebook.” Library notes are not visible to students.

Reading list edit further option features

Once you have made changes to your list, remember to Publish it to make your changes visible.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact your Liaison Librarian.

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