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Reading Lists: a guide to creating and maintaining your reading list: Home

A guide for University of Plymouth staff


Reading lists and digitisations have migrated successfully and will be accessible from the reading list block on the DLE page.

You can also access reading lists via this link . This link should be used if you wish to create a list. Make sure you log in - to do this, click "Guest" in the top right corner, select Login from the dropdown and use your University username and password.


Help available 


Reading List Good practice and guidance 

  • If you can’t see your list here make sure it is published (click on the 3 dots in a row near the edit button, then scroll down to publish) if that doesn’t work contact your Information Specialist.
  • Naming convention: ensure that the module code appears in the reading list name, this will facilitate better discovery.
  • Digitisations:  for print books with no electronic copy up to one chapter is permitted within Copyright, in some instances it is possible to get a second chapter digitised but there are cost implications as this is much more expensive.

              Where possible link to an eBook requesting the students to read a specified page range.

  • Larger cohorts: ensure links are created to eBooks where possible.
  • Create sections: this makes it easier for students to view the list.
  • Size: less can be more, consider a shorter list with targeted reading.
  • List instructors should be the module lead, others as collaborators.


Step 1 Getting started

Requesting digitised chapters/articles

Step 2 Creating your list structure


Step 3 Adding items to your list

A comprehensive handbook

Reading lists - Powered by Leganto


Easy to use

Structured, annotated reading lists that are easy to share and maintain

Identification of Library Holdings

Automatic identification of resources that the library owns or is already subscribed to


Analytics and reports provide an overview of the materials students use and their usage patterns


Interface for students to share feedback and suggest items to instructors


Integration with learning management systems such as Primo and UNIT-e