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Reading Lists: Guide for Academic Staff

Websites and other materials

You may want to refer your students to other kinds of resources that aren't available through the Library, but are freely available online (e.g. a webpage, or streaming video). 

These resources can be included in your Reading List, for students to access directly. 

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 page, including YouTube or a journal article or other resource.

 

  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. 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 Being Prepared
NOTE: This means that the item requires Library mediation, and won't be visible to your students until this has been work has been completed. 

 

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 manually add an online resource that I can't find through the Library. 

  1. In your Reading List, click on Add Items+  
  2. This will open a sidebar on the right hand side of the screen.
  3. Select Blank Form from that sidebar.

 

  1. Select the type of resource.  
NOTE: Selecting a type determines the fields available to you in the Item Details, so make sure to select the correct one. The most frequently used types are displayed at the top of the list. 

 

  1. Complete the item details fields (e.g. title, author, publisher, date, journal volume, page numbers, etc).
  1. If it is an online resource, paste the URL into the Source field. 
  1. If you wish to upload a document, find the file, then drag it into the File Upload box, or click to browse. 
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.
NOTE: If the resource is authored by you, select the other Copyright option and continue.

 

  1. Add any Public Notes or any additional details about the resource. 
  2. Select which section you’d like to add the resource to. 
  3. 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 if applicable 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 work has been completed. 

 

  1. Once the Library has completed the Copyright clearance, this status will change to Complete.  
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.