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FAQs and user guides

Resources to support you to use Reading Lists Online.

Frequently asked questions

How do I order an item for my teaching?

To order a resource for your teaching, you need to add it to your reading list in Reading Lists Online. Follow these instructions to add an item to your list:

You need to add an importance tag to the item you would like to request, so we can purchase it for you.

If you need to order an item that the Library doesn’t currently hold, you need to use the Cite it! button to add it to your list. Check our user guides for instructions on adding and using the Cite it! button:

Do I need to use the Cite it! button?

You need to use the Cite it! button to submit a purchase request for new material that isn’t held within the Library. Check our user guides for instructions on adding and using the Cite it! button:

What are importance tags?

Importance tags allow teaching staff and the Library to ensure we supply the best resource provision for our students.

Selecting the correct importance tag for your items enables the Reading Lists team to purchase resources in line with the Library’s purchasing policy:

Do students see the importance tags?

No. Importance tags are only visible to the Library and to teaching staff.

If you want your students to see the importance tags on your list items, you should add a public note to each item. Follow these instructions to add a public note:

How do I hide my lists so that only course students can see them?

Email the Reading Lists team to make your list private.