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Reading Lists

Adding resources to a reading list

This page details how you can add resources to a reading list, using a process known as bookmarking.

Bookmarking is done in one of either two different ways, depending on the resource type you are trying to add to a reading list.

  1. Books and e-books (including chapters)
  2. All other resource types (journal articles, webpages, videos, etc.)

What is a bookmark?

A bookmark is a piece of information about a resource, that may include bibliographic information about the resource and access to the resource via a weblink or a live display of the library's print collection.

Creating a bookmark and adding it to a reading list is what allows students to see and access the reading materials for their module. You can create bookmarks to books, e-books, journals and journal articles through the library catalogue but you can also bookmark to webpages, online videos, and online documents (governmental or legal publications, for example). 

The information below gives guidance for creating bookmarks. There is also a list of FAQs at the bottom of the page.

Creating a bookmark to a book or chapter

Use the 'Add Resource' option which appears as you scroll through a reading list to search for books and add them to the reading list immediately.

Below is a short video showing you how to add books to a list:

Once you have added a book to a reading list, you can edit the bookmark to indicate a particular chapter as appropriate. This is particularly useful if the book is an edited work and you know the chapter name and author.

Alternatively, you can add a student note to the bookmark to indicate the chapter details if this is easier.

Below is a short video showing how to edit a bookmark to add chapter information.

Creating a bookmark to another resource type

To create bookmarks for resources that are not books, you first need to install the Talis bookmarking button on to your web browser.

The short video below shows how to do this.

Once you have installed the Talis bookmarking button on to your web browser, it should remain there unless you remove it, so you will not have to set this up every time you want to create a bookmark for resources that are not books. 

N.B. If you cannot see the bookmarks/favourites bar on your web browser, it may be that you do not have it displayed. Displaying the bookmarks/favourites bar is slightly different for each browser. For information on how to display the bookmarks/favourites bar on different browsers, select the links below.

Creating a bookmark for a journal or journal article

You can bookmark to articles by finding the article details online. 

The short video below shows you how to add articles to reading lists:

See the FAQs at the bottom of this page if you are trying to add a journal or journal article to your reading list which is not available in the library catalogue.

Creating a bookmark for miscellaneous online resources (webpages, videos, documents, etc.)

Creating a bookmark and adding it to a reading list works the same way for all online resources. Find the resource online and use the Talis bookmarking button to create the bookmark.

If the reading list is already assigned to you, you can then add the bookmark to the list immediately by selecting Create and add to list and filling in the details.

If the reading list is not already assigned to you, select Create to create the bookmark, return to the reading list and select Add Resource where you want to add the resource. It should now be available in your list of recently bookmarked items for you to add to the list.

Bookmarking FAQs