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Reading Lists: How to update your reading list

How to build or update your reading list

Faculty can use this guide to update or build a module reading list. 

If you prefer, send your list of recommended readings to the library by email, in Word or PDF format, and include

  • The names of anyone that will be an instructor on the module
  • The module code and when it will run i.e. Autumn or Spring Semester (or summer)
  • The number of students taking the module
  • The essential items that are must haves for your students

Your list will be checked by library staff and connected to existing library holdings.  Where none of the essential items is available electronically, the Library will endeavour to acquire these through purchase or digitisation, subject to budgetary and copyright considerations.

Semester 2 AY 2022/23 lists are currently being worked on by library staff and if you had a reading list last year, it will have 'rolled forward' and be visible to you now via your SULIS or Moodle site. If your list is not visible please notify the library 

Adding Resources with Cite It!

Add resources from the web using Cite it!

Adding Resources

Building your Reading List will provide easy access to online resources including e-books , articles and datbases, safe and secure links to external web pages and embedded multimedia, access to the Library catalogue for print material, and scanned access friendly extracts of prime texts.

You may build your reading list in several ways, e.g.  with Cite it, adding resources from the library, and by adding your own resources.  You may also edit an existing list to update beore publishing. 

Search for items in the library and add them to your reading list.

Points to remember

1.  Always associate the list with the relevant module code.

2. Always click on  'Library Review' when finished building or editing. This ensures that the library staff will know the list is ready for administration work.

3. When tagging material to order, use the 'essential reading' tag.  A maximum of three may be tagged. If you wish receipt of new material before semester begins, please order as early as possilbe to allow time for library to source, order and receive the material.

4. When tagging material to scan a chapter or article, use the 'source for module' tag.  A maximum of three may be tagged while adhering to copyright rules.


Exporting A Reading List

You can export a reading list in various formats by selecting Export > <format> or Print in the reading list menu.

You can export to a proprietary Leganto format (.lgn file) or to DOC (Microsoft Word), PDF, XLS (Microsoft Excel), RIS, or ENW (EndNote) formats. If you export to Leganto format, you, or any user who has access to the exported list, can import the list as a reading list at a later time. If you export to RIS format, you, or any user who has access to the exported list, can import the list to My Collection at a later time. If you select Print, the reading list opens in a new tab in PDF format, enabling you to easily print the reading list.


To export as a Word document:  select Word from the menu, then the type of reference from the drop-down menu.




Then select ‘pretty link’ or ‘full link’  - ‘Export’.  Below is an example of the difference between the links:

Pretty Link Full Link