Content specially curated by Academic staff for individual modules.
Your reading list is an indispensable tool that brings together everything you should read for your module. Reading lists are a brilliant way to help you start to organise your research.
This page includes a video and step-by-step instructions about how to access reading lists for your modules.
Accessing a reading list from Moodle
The quickest way to find the reading list for a particular module is to click the link in the module's Moodle page:
1- Click the Open block drawer button (arrow) in the upper right corner if the side drawer is not open yet.
2- Click the Reading Lists Online link under Library Resources.
Finding reading lists
Using the link on this page, you can search all reading lists.
Enter the module code or tutor's name in the search box located in the upper right corner of the page.
Using reading lists
Reading List content is usually divided into two main categories of importance:
- Core – Books, articles and other resources that you should definitely read as you progress through your module.
- Wider – Other recommended items that will expand and improve your understanding of your area of study
Once you have found the list you are after, you can search, filter and print it.
To display more information including its location within the library or the e-book link, click on an item cover.
Clicking on a title in a Reading List will take you straight to that item in the Library Catalogue.
If you have any problems accessing or viewing your Reading Lists, click the button below to contact the Library Systems and Resources Administration Team.
Hello. This video is aimed at helping students at Birmingham
City University to find and use their module Reading Lists in
Reading Lists Online.
Reading Lists Online is a way for students to link their
studies with the resources they need to succeed. It's linked to
Moodle and integrated with Birmingham City University's
Library Search and provide a live link to full text or a
library catalogue entry, as well as to other resources such as
music, video, web pages and so on.
The easiest way to access your reading list is via the modules'
We can see the Library Resources box over on the right of the
The top link in this box is to Reading Lists Online.
If we click on the Reading List Online link,
it takes us through to the reading list for this particular
You can also find your reading list by heading to the library
If we scroll down the page,
we find the Reading List link. Lower down here.
If we click on the link, it takes us through to the Reading
Lists Online home page, where we can use the search bar to search
for the module that we're looking for. You can search by
module code, by the module name, or even by the lecturer's name.
Now this reading list is split into sections called core
reading and wider reading.
Lecturers may choose to use other sections, such as weekly
reading, or group items together as web pages, books, articles,
and so on,
whatever they're called. You can jump to the various sections
by clicking on the link at the top of the list there.
You can also use these function buttons on the top right of the
list too. For example,
Philtre your list by material type
or you can also choose to print your list off.
The links in the list entries are live links.
So for example if we click on the book cover image on the left
of the screen here,
it will give us more information about the book such as where we
can find it in the library, date of publication and so on.
If we click on the title link
will be taken through to the library catalogue entry
where we can see how many copies are available, whereabouts in
the library the book can be found, and if there's one
available, a link to the full text in the ebook version.
So there we have it, reading lists online. Quick, simple and
easy to use. Thanks for listening.
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