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Reading Lists Online

How to edit and updates lists on Reading Lists Online, and how to request digitised extracts.

Searching for a list

Go to Reading Lists Online and search for the name of the module or for the course code, then select the title of the list you require.

"My lists" tab

You may want to add the resource lists of the modules you are responsible for, or you share with other colleagues, to "My Lists".  It will save you time.  Next time you log on to Reading Lists Online, you can simply select the "My lists" tab to find the list you need.

To add a resource list to "My lists":

  • Search for the reading list using the module code, or the module title.
  • Click on the title of the list to open it. 
  • Click on the "Add to My Lists" button in the top right corner of the screen. 

Editing a reading list

To add, delete, re-organise or annotate items on a reading list, open a resource list, click on the Edit tab, then select Edit list.  This turns on the list editor mode, so you can:

  • Add references you have already bookmarked in RLO.
  • Delete references on the resource list.
  • Change the order of the topics in the table of content.
  • Change the order references are listed.
  • Add notes to the references.
  • Mark essential or recommended reading. 
  • Edit the title of the resource list (please alert the Subject Librarian who needs to edit the title of the module in the list hierarchy).
  • Publish the reading lists.  Remember to publish the list every time you make any changes, so your students can view the updated content. 

Setting importance and adding notes

It is important that you clearly indicate the importance of the resources on the reading lists.  You can indicate the importance as: 

  • item for student purchase
  • Essential reading 
  • Recommended reading 

This would give clear guidance to the students enrolled on the module, but it is also very important for library staff who will rely on this information to calculate resource allocation and purchase new or additional material. 

Divide the reading list into topics / weeks

You can add a new topic or a new section to the reading list by dragging the New section tool that you can see on the right of the screen.

Moving sections on the reading list

To change the order of the topics on the reading list:

  • click on the Edit tab, then select Edit list.
  • click on Table of Contents [show] - you will see the link just under the title of the reading list.
  • drag and drop the headings of each section to re-order the reading list.

Adding notes to the reading list

You can add notes to the reading list by dragging the New Note tool that you see on the right of the screen.

You can also add notes to individual references by selecting Edit notes and importance. Any comment you add to the Student note can be seen by all your students when you publish the reading list.

Comments you add to the Library note can only be viewed by library staff.