Answered By: Catherine Dale
Last Updated: May 12, 2020     Views: 9

A reading list is an integral part of the student experience at University. The University Library's Reading Lists service allows the Library to work with academics in providing this information to the students in a consistent way, through their VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) where they will be accessing their teaching materials, and ensuring the Library can offer access to the required resources.

The University Library's Reading Lists service contains essential, recommended and background reading for modules taught within Newcastle University. It is routinely promoted to the students throughout induction and via their VLE.

So what are the benefits of using this Reading Lists service?

  • Use Reading Lists to create, manage and update your own lists online.
  • The Library will ensure the correct number of copies, loan periods and access to electronic resources, based on the tags you apply to each item on your list. These also help students prioritise their reading.
  • CLA scans (digitised book chapters and articles) can easily be requested through Reading Lists. There will be no need to email us or fill out a web form; simply tag the item on your list.
  • The same applies to new stock, once on the reading list this information will trigger adding new material to our stock - there will be no need to contact us separately.
  • Create your list within the Reading List system and then export this to your module guide or handouts. This will save you time by only needing to create the list in one place.
  • For modules being run at the London campus please email all reading lists and requests for materials to lrclondon@newcastle.ac.uk.

You can find more information on this service via our website, or contact readinglists@ncl.ac.uk. We are here to help you.

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