September 6, 2018, by Katherine Beers

The Student online reading list experience gets better

On 6th September we made improvements to the student online reading list experience by upgrading to a better designed interface and easier to use functionality.

Student users of reading lists will experience a new interface that is:

  • Mobile responsive and easy to access either via Moodle or directly via the reading list system
  • A much clearer guide to the type of resource you are seeing –  whether it be books, journal articles, video or audio
  • Similar to what you see in NUsearch because we now have book cover information

Here are some librarian top tips on what we think are the best things you can get from your reading lists:

  • You can see real time information about availability of books because it links into NUsearch
  • Reading lists provide direct access to eresources
  • The Citation Styles view option is really helpful when referencing and you can create and save your own bibliography

To help students get the most out of their reading lists put together by their lecturers we’ve produced some online advice. The website contains instruction on how to create your own reading list account, useful if you’d like to manage your reading more effectively, and to make notes along the way as you read and learn from the reading list resources.

To see a preview of what you’ll see with the new student interface here is a video from our supplier Talis, it’s a couple of minutes long and is a handy way of getting used to the reading list environment.


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