Reading Lists Online is a web based tool for accessing your reading/resource lists and their contents. It works with Internet Explorer 7 (or above) and with other web browsers such as Chrome.
There is a link to Reading Lists Online on the Library Gateway under Find your reading lists.
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.
Can't find your module list? Talk to your lecturer or use the Feedback link in RLO to let us know about this.
If list is in sections click to reveal the table of contents
Click on the title or View Online to reveal full details
Look out for notes and instructions.
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.
Sign in using your university login details.
Add notes - You can make notes on every item
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.
Use the feedback link if you would like more advice on using Reading Lists Online.
A new way to access your reading lists and course materials. They link to all sorts of resources required for your modules - text based, web-based, digital, audio, video etc.
What software do I need on my computer to use Reading Lists Online?
You need a web browser such as Internet Explorer (version 8 or above) or Chrome.
How do I access Reading Lists Online for my modules?
Lists will be linked from your Blackboard module sites. You may also search for lists via the reading list link on the Library Gateway.
Can I access my lists off campus?
Yes - to use additional features such as My Lists you should sign in with your usual SHU username and password.
How do I find the resources on the lists?
If an item is held in the Library there will be a link from the list to Library Search availability information which will tell you where to find the item on the shelf. If it is an online resource there will be a direct link.
Are the resource lists comprehensive?
Reading Lists Online directs you to the items your lecturer considers to be valuable for your course. However, you should also seek out further reading for yourself. For example, you can use Library Search or browse the library shelves in the same section as the books on your list to find others on the same subject. You can also find journal articles by using Library Search and databases on the Library Gateway.
All the copies of an item I need are out on loan or reference only; are there any other copies?
A list will usually only link to one version of a resource such as the latest edition or eBook. The library often has other editions so it's worth clicking the link Search the library catalogue for alternative copies.
Once you have signed in with your SHU username and password you can make notes alongside any resource in a list. You can see and edit these notes every time you sign in but they are not visible to anyone else.
Can I copy from a resource list to my bibliography?
It is possible to do this by exporting citations via bibliographic software such as RefWorks. See the Referencing information on the Library Gateway for further information.
Should I follow the style of Reading Lists Online when making my bibliography?
No. The purpose of Reading Lists Online is to provide direct access to resources; they are not bibliographies and are not formatted in any approved style or sequence. Help on formatting a bibliography can be found from "Help with Referencing" on the Library Gateway.
What are "Unpublished Changes" and why can't I view them?
Lecturers will often update their resource lists with new information. However, these changes may not be made visible until new items are available in the library or until the next piece of coursework has been set. Your lecturers decide when it is appropriate to publish these changes.
My Lists are any lists you choose to mark as favourites. You can add any list to the My Lists view once you have signed in with your SHU username and password. Just click on the Add to My Lists button in the top right hand corner when you are viewing a list. This allows you to create a shortcut to frequently used lists, or to keep a record of lists you have used once you are no longer enrolled on a module.
You can create a Bookmark for any individual resource on a list, which moves it to your My Bookmarks display. You will need to go to the My Bookmarks page and follow the instructions to install the Bookmark Button. This display can then be sorted by author, title, etc. You can also add a Bookmark for any item you find on the web, e.g. from Library Search.
What do I do if there is no Reading Lists Online for my module?
This may happen if there is no list or the link in Blackboard is not active. Please check with your lecturer or log an enquiry via the Feedback link.
What is the Feedback button for?
The Feedback link enables you to tell us about your experiences of using Reading Lists Online.