Reading lists

A guide to the Library Reading List system in myCourse.

About your reading list

Reading lists are powered by Talis and provide links to electronic material and webpages, plus links to the library catalogue for print items. Videos from BoB National and LinkedIn Learning can also be included.

Lists can include headed sections or subsections and notes can be added to the list or to individual readings as required. Importance labels can also be added to each item if preferred i.e. essential, recommended or further.

Item functions

To access electronic material use the view online option - you may be asked to log in to access some items and, in the majority of cases, this would be you university email address and password.

Click on the title for print items to expand the section to reveal more information on that title, including where to find it and how many copies are available. Clicking on the title again will collapse the section or it will automatically collapse when the next print item is opened.

Digitised readings

A digitised material note will indicate chapters or articles that have been made available digitally via the Copyright Licencing Agency's Digital Content Store (DCS). These will open in the DCS Advanced Student Reader, developed by the CLA in partnership with Kortext, which allows students to view, download and print digital content and more. Check out the CLA website for more information about the DCS Advanced Student Reader. All of our digitised material has Optical Character Recognition (OCR).

Other features

'Table of contents' menu allows you to skip to a specific section on the list. 


'Type all' allows you to select specific item types.

'Filter all' allows you to select resource format and notes

You can also select both  'Type all' and 'Filter all' at the same time to perform a combined filter, for example, to filter the list to show online books only

Click on 'Citation Style' to view the items in Harvard SSU, APA or OSCOLA referencing styles.

Please note that if the references are being used for assessed work, they will need to be checked for accuracy before submitting.

Search the list for a specific item or items by typing the author or a keyword into the search box.


                               Students are able to set reading intentions for each item

More options under the vertical ellipsis include the ability to add personal notes and share

And if a link is not working, it can be reported to the reading list team using the Report broken link function in the vertical ellipsis

The library also has a useful guide for students that includes information about using your reading list.