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Reading Lists: Guide for Academic Staff

Materials available in the Library collection

I would like to add my resource directly through Leganto.

  1. From within your previously created Reading List click on the Add Items+ button.
  2. Select Library Search.

  1. Leave your Search In option as Search Everything and enter in your search terms in the Enter Search Criteria box.
NOTE: This can be a title, author, isbn, keyword or other search.
  1. A list of items will appear below your search box. Locate the resource you would like to add and click and drag it into the desired section.
  1. If the item is an eBook or an electronic journal article you will see it has automatically been set to Complete.
NOTE: This means it requires no library mediation and will be immediately accessible to your students when the Reading List has been published.

 

  1. If the item is a print book, you will see it has been set to Being Prepared.
NOTE: This means that it requires library mediation (e.g. purchasing more copies, or moving existing copies into the Course Reserves (high demand) section of the library). 


The item will be visible to your students, and they will see a direct link to FiNDit and its current availability (e.g. if it is on order, they will see its current status). 

Add a tag so that both your students and the Library know the kind of reading this item will be.

 

  1. Where you have just added the resource, click Add tag.
  1. Select which tag you want to give the item by clicking on the appropriate one.

I would like to add a resource that I have saved in my Favourites in FiNDit. 

The Library's search tool FiNDit allows users to save items into a Favourites folder. Follow the instructions to save these items in our FiNDit LibGuide - Saving, Alerting, Requests and Recommendations. 
If you have multiple items, the Library recommends assigning each item a label, which will help you find it again in your Reading List.

 

  1. Under each item click on the Add Labels link and select an existing label or create a new one.
  2. Give each item a clear label (e.g. HIST1000 or IntroHist).

  1. Once you have assigned your labels, go to your Reading List in Blackboard.
  2. From within the list, click on Add Items+
  3. Select Collection.

 

  1. If you can see the item you would like to add, click and drag it into the desired section.
  2. Or, you can search by the label that you previously assigned by clicking on the magnifying glass. Type in the label, and you will see the list of items. 
  3. Click and drag the item into the desired section
  1. If the item is a full text eBook or a full text electronic journal article you will see it has automatically been set to Complete.
NOTE: This means it requires no library mediation and will be immediately accessible to your students when the Reading List has been published.
  1. If the item is a print book, you will see it has been set to Being Prepared.
NOTE: This means that it requires library mediation (e.g. purchasing more copies, or moving existing items into the Course Reserves (high demand) section of the library). 


The item will be visible to your students, and they will see a direct link to the library's catalogue and its current availability (e.g. if it is on order, they will see its current status). 

Add a tag so that both your students and the Library know the kind of reading this item will be.

 

  1. Where you have just added the resource, click Add tag.
  1. Select which tag you want to give the item by clicking on the appropriate one.

Add items in bulk 

 If you have a number of items saved in your Favourites, you can add them in bulk by adding them to your Clipboard.

 

  1. Follow the instructions above to add items to your Favourites and then search for your assigned label to produce a list of results in Leganto. 
  2. Click on each item individually and select the option to Add to: Clipboard and then click the blue button to Add to Clipboard. (Do this only for items that you would like to add to a specific section. e.g. select all of your Week 1 items). 
  1. Navigate to the top right hand menu and select the far right image of the Clipboard, that will now have a red number highlighted.

 

  1. Open the section that you wish to add your items to and hover your mouse over that section.
  2. You will see two options appear, to move or copy items into a section. Select move

 

I would like to add a resource directly from a webpage. 

First you will need to add the Cite It! bookmark if you haven't already. Follow the instructions under the Adding Cite It! tab. Then continue to follow the instructions below. 

  1. Open a webpage that you would like to add. 
NOTE: This can be any electronic resource the Library has access to. E.g. journal article or eBook.
For electronic resources that the Library doesn't have access to (e.g. YouTube) see the Cite It! instructions in the Websites and other materials tab

 

  1. Click on the Cite It! bookmark on your browser.

  1. A pop up box will appear, that will auto-fill some information from that page.
NOTE: The Library recommends that you complete any missing information if possible, as this will be beneficial to your students when they refer to that webpage. 

 

  1. As this item is available through the Library's electronic resource collection, you will see a green message - Covered by your library.

 

  1. At the bottom of the box, use the dropdown menu to select the Reading List you would like to add this resource to. You can start typing a course code to find the correct list. 
  2. Once you have selected the list, you can also select the section you would like to move it to. 
  3. Click Add & Close.
  1. Your resource will immediately appear in your Reading List and will be set to Complete. 
NOTE: Once you have published your list, this item will be immediately visible to your students. 
Add a tag so that both your students and the Library know the kind of reading this item will be.

 

  1. Where you have just added the resource, click Add tag.
  1. Select which tag you want to give the item by clicking on the appropriate one.

I would like to add a chapter of an eBook 

  1. From within the previously created Reading List click on Add Items+ 
  2. Select Library Search.
 
  1. Change your Search In option as Search Everything or Library Catalogue and enter in your search terms in the Enter Search Criteria box.
NOTE: This can be a title, author, isbn, keyword or other search.


A list of items will appear below your search box.

  1. Locate the eBook you would like to add and click on it to see some options.
  2. From the dropdown menu, select the section you will be adding this chapter to from the dropdown menu.
  3. Click Add & Edit.

  1. Change the Type option to Book Chapter. 
  2. Complete the Chapter Title field and enter in any other relevant or missing information. 
NOTE: eBooks will not automatically direct to the specified chapter, so the Library recommends also writing the chapter title and number in the Public Note field so it is clear to your students which chapter they should read. 

 

  1. Click save. 
  1. The item will automatically set to Complete.
NOTE: This means it requires no library mediation and will be immediately accessible to your students when the Reading List has been published.
Add a tag so that both your students and the Library know the kind of reading this item will be.

 

 

  1. Where you have just added the resource, click Add tag.
  1. Select which tag you want to give the item by clicking on the appropriate one.

 

The Library does not digitise chapters upon request, and requires you to provide a scanned copy of the chapter.
If you are unable to scan a copy yourself, see the information at the bottom of this page. 


I would like to add a scanned chapter of a print book.

Ensure that these items comply with Copyright Considerations.

  1. From within the previously created Reading List click on Add Items+ 
  2. Select Library Search.
 
  1. Change your Search In option to Search Everything or Library Catalogue and enter in your search terms in the Enter Search Criteria box.
NOTE: This can be a title, author, isbn, keyword or other search.


A list of items will appear below your search box.

  1. Locate the book you would like to add and click to see some options.
  2. Select the section you will be adding this chapter to from the dropdown menu.
  3. Click Add & Edit.

  1. Change the Type option to Book Chapter. 
  2. Complete the Chapter Title field and enter in any other relevant or missing information.
NOTE: Do not select the Personal Copy option.

 

  1. Click on the click here to drag or upload a file link
  2. Find the file, then drag it into the File Upload box, or click to browse. 
  3. Add any Public Notes or any additional details about the resource. 
NOTE: Do not select the Personal Copy option.

 

  1. Select which section you’d like to add the resource to.
  2. Click Add & Close. 
If it is not authored by you, it needs to be copyright-cleared by the Library.
  1. Make sure the Copyright Audit is Needed option is selected (this is the default). When in doubt, select this option.
  2. Add any Public Notes or any additional details about the resource. 
  3. Select which section you’d like to add the resource to. 
  4. Click Add & Close.

 

  1. Navigate to the item within your Reading List, and click on the title to open the details screen. 
  2. Scroll down to the Copyright section and click on the hyperlink to complete your Copyright Declaration form. 

  1. A pop up screen will appear, with some details already completed for your course. 
  2. Complete the chapter and page information and click Submit
NOTE: This step must be completed for the Library to process your request. 
  1. Your resource will be set to Being Prepared
NOTE: This means that the item requires Library mediation, and won't be visible to your students until this has been completed. 

 

  1. Once the Library has completed the Copyright clearance, this status will change to Complete and the item will be available for your students. 
Add a tag so that both your students and the Library know the kind of reading this item will be.

 

 

  1. Where you have just added the resource, click Add tag.
  1. Select which tag you want to give the item by clicking on the appropriate one.

I would like to add a chapter from a book but I'm unable to provide a scanned copy. 

If you are unable to provide your own copy of the chapter, the library will scan it for you. 
Please add the book to your Reading List by following the instructions above, and include a Note to/from Library explaining that you cannot provide a scanned copy. 

  1. Once you have completed adding your citation, click on the item in your Reading List to enter the details screen.
  2. On the right side panel, click into the Notes to/from Library tab and enter in any relevant information for your request (e.g. I am unable to provide a copy of this chapter, please obtain a copy). 
  3. Click Submit Comment