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Reading Lists for Students: Guide

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Reading Lists

Reading Lists for Students

The library's online reading list service is available to help you find the books, journal articles and other resources you are expected to use for your module.

Using our online reading list has many features, including:

  • Being accessing from CampusMoodle
  • Providing direct access to online resources
  • Showing how many print copies we have and where to find them


Finding Your List


Through Your Module On CampusMoodle

On your module page, look for the Reading Lists logo and link.

Click on the link and you will be taken to the corresponding reading list. If this doesn't happen, there may not be a reading list - check with your module coordinator to be sure.

The images show the two different logos for the 2019/20 modules and the 2018/19 modules.


2019/20 Reading lists on Moodle (+)

By Searching

If you are on the reading lists homepage, you can search by module name or module number. If a list exists, it will appear in the results list.

Reading lists homepage (+)



Signing in

It's a good idea to ensure you are signed in when looking at reading lists, as you will be able to bypass the individual log-in process when you access electronic resources.

If you accessed the reading list through CampusMoodle, you will already be logged in. If not, click on Guest, then Log In. Use your RGU username and password, and you can search for your module's reading list.

Main List Features


Your main reading list will include some core information about each item on the list such as title, author, date, and item type.

Reading list example (+)



You may see additional information provided by your lecturer, telling you if the item is essential, recommended, optional or suggested for purchase and notes that give you information about the list.

Reading list example (+)



Click the item's title to find out more information about it. You will see links to the item (if online) or details about library availability (if a print book). You'll have to be logged in to see the latter.

Title details (+)



The list may have different sections. You can toggle this view and open the relevant section to see the items listed.

Sections (+)

Accessing Online Resources


Accessing eBooks

Simply click on the available online link:

Available online (+)



In the main record window, you will see direct links to the material:

Accessing the material online (+)

Accessing online articles

If an article is available online, follow the available online link. You will be taken to the main record page which has the direct link to the material.

Accessing articles (+)

Accessing digitised reading

At times a book chapter or journal article may have been digitised to make it easier for you to access. You can identify these as they will have a digitised reading tag and a view online link:

Accessing digitised items (+)



Follow the link and log in with your RGU username and password. You can then read the material.

Accessing digitised items (+)

Other Features


The new reading lists have the following additional features:

  • Being able to search the list
  • Adding useful items to your own collection
  • Export the list to various formats, including RIS (used to upload to RefWorks)
  • Filter by type or tag