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Reading Lists Online: guide for academic staff

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Before you begin

How do I start using Reading Lists Online?

Which web browser should I use?

Adding items to my reading lists

Where do I find resources to bookmark?

How do I bookmark resources from Discovery?

I cannot find the resource I want on the library catalogue or library databases.

When there are multiple entries for the same title on the catalogue, which one do I bookmark?

I want to bookmark an open source article from the internet.

How do I bookmark a journal article?

Can I manually add bookmarks if a resource in not available anywhere?

How do I get my bookmark to say "Online Resource" when I add it to my list?

Why is the level of importance (PER) needed when bookmarking items?


What happens after my reading list has been published?

I have added a note to Library staff to digitise a chapter of a book. What happens next?

I’ve received an email to say that my review is complete? What does this mean?


What name should I use when creating a reading list?

What do I put in the description for list name?

Are there any set terms to use when creating sections in lists?

What is the Hierarchy?

Adding notes

How do I add a note for students?

How do I add a note for myself?

How do I add a note for Library staff?

Editing and updating

When I bookmark a resource from Blackwell’s or Amazon, for example, and the Library then buys it, would the system automatically update itself?

How do I copy a reading list?

How do I link my reading list to the relevant module on E-learning@Tees?

I am trying to link my reading list to the relevant module but I can’t find the module listed in the Hierarchy

Can I export Reading Lists from the Reading Lists Online system into RefWorks?