The information below details the various stages of accessing, creating, editing and updating your reading list. If you want to work on a reading list for a unit that has a Moodle space, please access the list through Moodle. If you want to work on a reading list for a distance-learning unit (in co-operation with Wiley), please access the Library Lists system directly and use the 'Find Lists' option.
Please remember to click 'Library review' when you have finished editing your reading list so that library staff can check it and acquire material as necessary.
Although we hope that all teaching staff will engage with the Library Lists system to manage reading lists, we appreciate that some will not be able to do so and might require more support to get a list on to the system in the first place. Should this be the case, please email us providing as much detailed information about the reading list as possible (i.e. unit number and title, list layout, detailed references including links to online content not available through the library catalogue, essential/recommended/background reading tags for all citations).
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It is best to access your list through your Moodle unit clicking on the 'Library Lists' tab in the top banner.
If a list has previously been set up for your unit and a link added to Moodle, click on the 'Library List' icon which will take you through to the reading list. If this is the first time you are using Library Lists, you will see a message stating 'There are currently no library lists added.' In this case, please follow these instructions:
It is important that each reading list is only associated with one unit. If you are recommending the same reading material for more than one unit, then create one Library List for the first unit following the steps detailed above and then duplicate the list for any additional units.
You will need to associate this new Library List to the correct unit.
Creating list sections
Reading lists need to have at least one section, but we recommend more for a clear structure, for example by name of teaching staff, week of study or topic:
If your list has a lot of sections, add them in reverse order as the last added will always show at the top.
You cannot create further sub-sections within these sections. However, you might want to consider using notes to further structure a section.
To add a note:
Rearranging list sections
To rearrange the sections in your Library List, collapse the sections by clicking the ‘Toggle section view’ icon. Then hover over the section you wish to move and two horizontal lines in a blue block the length of the collapsed section will appear on the right-hand side. Click here and drag to move the section. You can also shift sections up and down one place at a time using the blue arrow buttons.
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Please add one of the following tags to each item to help students understand their reading list and to support the Library in making appropriate purchasing decisions.
Consider adding a public note to the item to provide your students with important information, for example 'Please read pp.10-25'.
If you cannot find the book you would like to add through the Library Search, you can add a reference by creating an item from scratch.
You do not need to change a ‘book’ to a ‘book chapter’ reference; adding the chapter or page range information in a public note as detailed above is sufficient. However, if you want to request a digital copy of a book chapter from a print book, the reference needs to be in ‘book chapter’ format. For full details on how to make a request for a scan under the Copyright Licensing Agency’s (CLA) licence, please consult the Library Scanning Service for Teaching Staff guide. If you want all ‘book chapter’ references on your Library List to be in the same format, please follow these steps:
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You can add a journal article similarly to how you would add a book:
Note: It is possible that the article you want doesn’t appear in the search results, despite the Library having a subscription to the journal. This is because not all article titles are indexed in the library catalogue. In that situation, use one of the other two methods listed below.
You can add journal or web content to your Library List even if you cannot use the Library Search function.
The Cite It! widget is an easy way to add to your Library List any links to resources you gather while browsing the internet, for example websites, journal articles, videos, etc.
How to install the widget
For Edge, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox:
How to use the widget
The University subscribes to the Copyright Licensing Agency's (CLA) Higher Education licence. This grants library staff permission to make digital copies of articles and chapters for embedding into a unit's Library List as long as the material meets the terms of the Licence. You can use the Library Lists software to make scanning requests. For full details please consult the Library Scanning Service for Teaching Staff guide.
If your Library List items don’t appear in the appropriate order, you can drag and drop them into place. Hover over the item you wish to move and a blue line will appear on the right-hand side, click here and drag to move the item elsewhere in the list.
You can also shift items up and down one place at a time using the blue arrow buttons. Alternatively, you can add one or more items to the clipboard and then go to where you want to move them and paste them back in. You can also use the 'Add to clipboard' functionality to copy an item into a different section.
Click the ‘…’ button to the right of the item and select ‘Delete item’.
Publishing a Library List
Your list must be ‘Published’ in order for students to view it.
Click the ‘…’ button next to the list title and select ‘Publish’.
Send a list to the Library
When you have finished adding and editing Library List items, you need to send the list to the Library. This allows the Library to check items on the list and to ensure we have holdings in line with the updated Library List.
Click the ‘Library Review’ button below the reading list title. The first time you publish a Library List it will be sent to the Library automatically, but following any other edits to a list, please use the Library Review button.
Once you have submitted your list for Library Review, library staff will process the list and purchase resources as required. Library staff will update the Library List if necessary. If you have any queries, please contact us providing the unit code.
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Students should access their reading list by clicking on the Library List link in their Moodle unit. However, teaching staff might want to share the list in other ways, for example to include a link to the list in a unit outline document or to link to a reading list section from a specific Moodle section. Please see below for several ways to share lists using permalinks.
You can share a section by linking directly to it. This collapses all other sections in the reading list showing only the one you have chosen.
If your Library List is very long and your Moodle unit organised in topics/weeks, you might want to break down your list in sections that will replicate the different topics/weeks of your unit. You may then want to have a ‘required reading’ link from each of your Moodle sections, linking to individual sections of the reading list. A link to a section has the benefit of only opening up the relevant section and collapsing all the other ones. Here is how to create a link to a specific section.
1. In Library Lists
2. In Moodle