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Access reading lists for the modules you are studying.

My Reading

Module reading lists are available via a system called My Reading: look for the 'My Reading' link on module sites in Blackboard, or click on the logo below and search by module code. If you can't find a particular list contact your Subject Librarian.

Link to the My reading system

The benefits of My Reading include direct links to online content & the library catalogue; features such as filtering, searching and exporting lists; and the ability to set your own reading intentions.  The following videos are viewable from our How-To Guides and Videos page:

NB. My Reading runs on the current and last preceding versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge.

What are reading lists and bibliographies?

A reading list is a list of resources compiled by your tutors designed to supplement what you learn in class, help you develop subject knowledge and expertise, and assist with assignment research.  Each module has its own reading list, which   usually contain a mixture of books, articles, websites and other materials and vary in length according to the subject.

Each item on a reading list is given an importance tag (essential reading, core reading, recommended reading, further reading or set text) indicating the relative importance of each item and the level of library access you might expect.

A bibliography is list of the resources used in the process of writing a book or other scholarly work. Find out more about these, and what they look like, in the documents below.

Guidance for staff

The University's Guidance Notes for the Creation and Review of Reading Lists were last updated in June 2022. Further guidance is available from your subject librarian.

Launched at the University's 2022 Learning & Teaching Conference, you may also find our Toolkit for Diversifying Reading Lists useful.