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Reading Lists: a Practical Guide

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This guide is designed to show you how the University's Reading Lists system works. The guide provides instructions on how to create and edit your lists. Use the tabs at the top of the page to navigate the guide. (Note that HYMS users should refer to the HYMS specific tab for information regarding their reading lists.) If you have any questions about using Reading Lists you can contact the Library via lib-readinglists@york.ac.uk, or speak to your Academic Liaison Librarian

Don't forget, if you are teaching on a new module or you have made significant changes to your reading list you can send your list to the Library using the online submission form and we will create it for you.

When does the Library need my reading list?

The Library sends a reminder each term to announce the date by which we need your updated reading lists. This helps us deliver materials for students at the time when they need them.

We recommend you provide your lists to us by the following dates for 2018/19 to give us enough time to get new items ordered and digitisation requests processed:

  • Spring term: Monday 19th November 2018
  • Summer term: Monday 4th March 2019

If you send your list to us after the recommended dates we will do our best to get lists ready for the start of term. 

5 top tips for staff

Reading list top tips
The expand/collapse button in the top toolbar compresses all sections at once
Use the search function to find lists
Use the digitisation request tag to tell us what you'd like us to digitise for your students
Try using the reports area to look at usage statistics for your lists
Have a look at how your students will see your list by clicking on View List As A Student in the Reading List options menu

Useful features in Reading Lists

4) Chapter citations are easier to identify