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Finding books & journals: Using Reading lists at Hull

“When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.”

Maya Angelou

This page gives you an overview of the University's reading list management system, Reading lists at Hull. It includes how to access lists, and the options available via the on-screen menus.

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How to access your reading lists

There are two ways to access your reading list: via Canvas and the Library homepage.

In Canvas

Go to the module site in Canvas and look for the 'Reading list' link in the left-hand menu. This will take you directly to the module reading list in Reading lists at Hull.

From the Library homepage

On the Library homepage, go to the section headed Searching for something else? and select Reading lists. You can search for any module reading list, see Searching for a list.

Searching for a list

You can search for any module list in Reading lists at Hull.

Use the Search box at the top of the homepage.

You can search by a module code, module name, or the name of a lecturer.

The results appear beneath the search box as you type.

  • Searching by module code will find one result. Click on the link to access the reading list.
  • Using a module name or keywords to search may give several results. Scroll down to find the one you need, and click on the link:

  • reading list search box and results screen
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    Viewing a list

    The first section of a list will include the list code and name. There may also be context, and further information:

    How the list is structured will depend on how the module is being taught. Common structures include:

    • week-by-week
    • by theme
    • by workshop or practical session
    • by assessment

    In our example list, the layout is by theme:

      Example of a list structure

    You can browse the list via the section headings at the top of the screen, or by the vertical menu where clicking on the down arrows to the left of the section headings will expand the view to show the list of resources.

    Some list sections may be divided into subsections:

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    Search, filter, and print a list

    At the top of your list there are options to 'Search content in this list', Filter & sort', and 'Print' the list. Below is a brief summary of each option.

    Search content in this list

    You can search for specific works by title or author, and for topics by using keywords.

    Filter & sort a list

    You can filter your list by Material type, Priority tags, and Tags, and can combine several filters to give targeted results. For example, if you are away from campus, you could filter for eBooks that are Essential reading.

    For information about the University's reading priority tags and how they help you manage your reading, see Reading priority tags.

    You can sort alphabetically by title either A-Z (Ascending) or Z-A (Descending).

    Print or save a list

    This option reformats the reading list so that it can be printed. You can also save your list to OneNote or as a PDF instead of sending it to a printer.

    List items

    Each item in a reading list will have a set of options that display to the right of the title. The number and variety displayed will vary depending on the nature of the resource. Below is a list of the material actions you may see.

    Library availability

    This links to Library Search so you can see real-time information such as how many print copies are available on the Library's shelves. If all copies are on loan, you can reserve a copy.

    View weblink

    This indicates that the list item is a webpage. You can access the page link either by clicking on the title, or on the 'View weblink' icon.

    More options

    Use the 'More' option to either see the Details of the item, or to view and download the Citation.