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Subject readings are essential materials assigned by your lecturer. These might be book chapters, journal articles, websites, past exam papers, online videos or physical items available in the Library collection. You can also access readings via the “My Library” tab in Moodle.
The Subject Readings site provides quick access to resources, it is not an official record of the reading list. Always check your Subject Outline for an official and accurate list of readings.
Refer to UOW Referencing Style Guides to cite sources correctly for your subject, using the style specified in your Subject Outline.
From Summer Session 2021/2022 and beyond, you'll be able to view your reading list and access resources directly from your subject's Moodle site. Just look for the Subject Readings icon.
Click the tick to the right of the title.
Or, click the ellipsis [...] to the right of the title and select 'Mark as done'.
Click on the title of an item to open the detailed record. Click 'Add tags to item'. Type your tag in the field, for example Use for essay. Click 'Save' to the right.
To make a note, click the title of an item to open the detailed record. Scroll down to the 'Private note' section. Click 'Add private note'. Type your note in the field and click 'Save'.
Click the item title to open the detailed record, then under 'Links & Availability' click the mark as broken button to the right of the link that is broken.
Click a title to open the detailed record. Then in the top right corner, click the heart icon to like an item.
Use the Student Discussion at the list level to comment on the list as a whole. To comment on a specific citation, click its title and use the Student Discussion in the right hand panel to discuss or ask a question about that specific item. Comments can be seen by other students and teaching staff.
When I click the Subject Readings icon on my Moodle site I can't access the reading list.
This may be because the list hasn't been published yet. Please let your lecturer or tutor know if you are still not able to see the reading list once session has started.
There is no Subject Readings icon on my Moodle site.
If the Moodle site is for a subject that commenced prior to 1 October 2021, you may still need to go to the previous subject readings site to access your readings. Also note that not every Moodle site will include Subject Readings. Check your Subject Outline to see if your subject readings are listed there.
Can I create a personal reading list?
Yes. You can add items to 'My Collection', which is your own personal repository of resources.
Ways to add to 'My Collection':
To go to your 'Collection', click the menu at the top left and select 'My Collection'. From there you can view and tag items in your collection.
Can I view reading lists for subjects I am not currently enrolled in?
Yes. You can view and access readings in any published list, even for subjects you are not currently studying. To browse other lists, click 'FIND LISTS' from the top left menu.
Where can I find further help?
In the first instance, contact your subject coordinator or tutor if you are unable to see the reading list or access specific readings. You can also contact the Library for general support using Subject Readings.