Most reading lists are on the University's Reading List Onlinesystem, also known as RLO. This gives you a single point of access to items on your lists including:
information about books’ availability;
direct links to our online resources, including e-books and journal articles;
scanned extracts of key readings.
However, you can also access the links to your reading lists through your Blackboard modules: the link will usually be under either Learning Materials or Support Resources in the module menu bar.
A reading list acts as a starting point to develop your subject knowledge: but you may well wish to do your own research and reading using some of this resources on this subject guide. Indeed, many of your assignments will require you to do research beyond what is contained in your reading lists.
Picture Credit: Lovell Telescope, Jodrell Bank by Allen Watkin [cropped]
This short video talks you through some tips on how to read an academic paper. Knowing how a journal article is structured, and which parts of it to concentrate on first, will help you read much more quickly and efficiently.
Reading more deeply: tips and strategies
Here are some tips and strategies from The Skills Centre on how to get more from your reading. Learn how to identify the purpose of your reading and the correct approach to take.