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Engineering, Electronics, Materials science and Mathematics

What are reading lists?

Most reading lists are on the University's Reading List Online system, also known as RLO. This gives you a single point of access to items on your lists including:Lovell Telescope, Jodrell Bank by Allen Watkin (cropped)

  • 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]

Strategies for Supporting Academic Reading

Strategies for Supporting Academic Reading

People use different strategies for readings: this video allows you to consider which practice will work best for you, with tips from final-year students.

How to read a journal article

How to read an article

Reading Critically

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.

Reading and Notetaking

Reading and Notemaking tutorials

You will encounter a great deal of information during your studies. Much of this will come to you through lectures, reading, discussion and research.

These tutorials from The Skills Centre cover strategies for

  • reading effectively
  • making notes while reading
  • making notes in lectures