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Readings at JCU

How to get the most out of your subject readings at JCU

What is Readings?

Readings is a tool your lecturer uses to manage your subject or class readings.

In this context 'Readings' refers to any text or audio-visual material for students to read or view that was not created specifically for the subject.


  • You can view all of your readings for a subject in one place
  • You can view your Readings in the correct referencing style (Note: check against the Referencing Guide before including in your assessment)
  • You can print a PDF version of your Readings
  • You can make notes about your reading intentions, including what you will and wont read and what you have read. 
  • If you create a profile you can save your Readings to 'bookmarks' to view later

All subject readings and resources, including journal articles, book chapters, websites, videos, print and eTextbooks, are available to view online from your Readings list via your LearnJCU subject site.

Textbooks are listed in your Readings list, including links to library holdings. The JCU Library has limited print copies of prescribed textbooks for loan, and options for viewing available eTextbooks online.

Finding my reading lists


Your Readings will be available through your LearnJCU subject page.

Depending on where your lecturer has placed the links they may be:

  • In your Readings Resources folder
  • In your module/weekly materials folders
  • Links within your learning material

JCU Library 

You can search for your subject list using the Readings tab in the search box on the JCU Library home page

Readings home page

Type your subject code or title into the search box on the Readings home page to find your list.

If you cannot find your Readings list talk to your lecturer as they may not have created one yet.

You will need to login using your jc number and password to access your Readings lists.

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