To add a resource to a reading list you first need to create a Bookmark for that resource.
The bookmark consists of the citation details, such as author, title and source details as well as a link to the online version.
Bookmarks can be created for anything from print books held in the Library to websites, journals in databases or YouTube videos. You can re-use the same bookmark across multiple lists.
You can add bookmarks individually or in bulk:
Once you have created bookmarks, they can be located in your 'My bookmarks' section of Readings when you are logged in.
You can add an extension to your browser for creating bookmarks using Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Safari.
To install the extension:
1. Choose your browser to open the extension
2. The extension will be installed on your browser bar.
You can add any resource to your bookmarks or directly to a reading list by clicking the Talis icon on your browser toolbar.
This will open a frame in the window with a form to capture the bookmark information. If you are not already logged into Readings you will be prompted to login first.
For the best results use the abstract page view (not the PDF) for articles, chapters, books etc as more information will be auto-filled on the readings form for the abstract page.
If the form is missing details for referencing you can add additional fields using the Add Field menu. Please include all information required for referencing.
For online resources make sure that the Online Resource checkbox is ticked.
To add the item to My Bookmarks list, click the Create button. To add items to a specific Reading List, click Create and Add to list.
Note: Don't forget to go to your list and publish the changes to make them visible to students.
You can also upload a list of resources to Readings in bulk using RIS files which can be exported from your EndNote library or directly from One Search or other databases.
Note: This option does not allow you to add items directly to a reading list. Items will be added to your bookmarks section and you can then add them to your list.
Exporting from One Search
Exporting from EndNote
Adding items to your Bookmarks
Staff allocate importance's to each reading and this is highlighted. In addition, the list can be divided into sections to indicate importance.
Add importance's to help students prioritise their readings. Add Prescribed and Recommended Textbook to their own section at the top of the list so students are aware they will require them for the whole unit.
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