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Library Help: Reading Lists Online

Welcome to Reading Lists Online

Reading Lists Online (RLO) is a web-based tool for accessing your reading lists. Reading lists provide one place to access to your subject specific recommended reading.

To access Reading Lists Online

  • If you are a perspective student and not yet enrolled, click here to view reading lists.
  • If you are a current student and already enrolled, click here to login and view your reading lists.

During your studies the best way to access your Reading List Online is via the Blackboard module site.


Looking at lists and accessing content

The Reading List Online (RLO) for your module can be found on the module home page of  your Blackboard site.

If there isn't an RLO in your Bb module you could search for it by module name or code on the RLO homepage.  You can search by module code or module title.. As you type in your keywords or module code, you will see the drop down menu appear underneath. Select the most up to date list from the options. If you don't see your module, click on the magnifying glass to the right of the search box to search the system. Select the LIST not the MODULE.

Results of RLO search

Can't find your module list? Talk to your lecturer or use the Feedback link in RLO to let us know about this.


Example of a Resource List Online

Below is a example image of RLO.

If list is in sections you can make the following adjustment:

  • Click to reveal the table of contents
  • Click on the title or View Online to reveal full details

Remember to look out for notes and instructions.



Accessing a resource

To access a resource on a list, click on the item title. This opens up the full details, with a link to locate the item e.g. the library record for book, or a website for a journal.

Example of full details display of a book 

Example of an electronic journal article


Customising your lists

Sign in using your university login details.  

Add notes - You can make notes on every item

Using the My Lists function

You can use the My Lists feature to mark your favourite lists. Once you have signed in click on the Add to My Lists button in the top right hand corner when you are viewing a list. You can then use My Lists as a shortcut to your favourite lists, or to keep a record of lists you have used once you are no longer enrolled on a module.

Help and Feedback

Use the feedback link if you would like more advice on using Reading Lists Online.



Frequently asked questions

What is Reading Lists Online?

What software do I need on my computer to use Reading Lists Online?

How do I access Reading Lists Online for my modules?

Can I access my lists off campus?

How do I find the resources on the lists?

Are the resource lists comprehensive?

All the copies of an item I need are out on loan or reference only; are there any other copies?

What is the Notes field for?

Can I copy from a resource list to my bibliography?

Should I follow the style of Reading Lists Online when making my bibliography?

What are "Unpublished Changes" and why can't I view them?

What are My Lists?

What are My Bookmarks?

What do I do if there is no Reading Lists Online for my module?

What is the Feedback button for?

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