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Subject Readings can include resources like ebooks, book chapters, journal articles, websites, videos (e.g. YouTube) and exam papers.
We strongly recommend using electronic resources to support flexible learning and greater equity of access. Liaison Librarians can help you identify online materials to support student learning. Email: email@example.com
The Subject Readings tool provides a variety of ways to add items to your list.
This will auto complete the citation information and save you time. Try this option first before manually adding citations to Subject Readings.
NOTE: The journal, Harvard Business Review, prohibits linking to specific articles under their license terms. See guidance on HBR licensing.
Can be used to add resources you can't find through Library SEARCH.
If you are uploading a file, please be aware of copyright.
To order new resources, add the details of the item to your list in the same way you would add other items - e.g. search for the item in Library SEARCH (tick "Include records without full text access" to show items not held by the Library) or add the citation details manually. See how to add items.
When you submit your list, the Library will recognise items we don't hold. Complete as many fields as possible so we have the necessary details to source the correct item via our suppliers. We aim to purchase electronic resources to support flexible learning and greater equity of access.
NOTE: Not all titles are made available by publishers as ebooks. Some are only available in print, or for individual private purchase, with no provision for libraries to purchase.
If it's a book chapter or journal article, please add the Document Delivery tag.
We can scan and upload one chapter or 10% of a print book (if there isn't an ebook available). Search for the book via Library SEARCH. Edit the resource type from 'Book' to 'Book Chapter' and complete the fields for chapter title, author, number and page range. Please add the Digitisation tag. We can also scan articles from print journals.
Video: Add and edit items (demonstrates how to change a 'book' to a 'book chapter' and add public notes)
Tag items if needed to inform the Library and your students. Below are the tags you can apply. You can't create your own tags, but if there is additional information you want to tell your students you can add a Public Note.
Click ‘Add Tag’ below the item title to see the available tags. Click the tag you want to apply.
Essential / Recommended
When you add a book to your list, you'll be prompted to tag it as Essential or Recommended. This information may be used in library work processes. Choose 'Not specified' if you don't want to apply a tag.
You can choose whether to add the Essential or Recommended tag to other items in your list.
Text book / Open book exam
Add these tags to inform your students and the Library about which book is the main text for the subject and if any books are required for open book examinations.
Apply this tag when you do not have a copy of an article or book chapter to upload and require library staff to scan the print resource held by the Library (note: 10% or one chapter of a book can be digitised). REMINDER: specify which chapter of the book you want scanned.
Apply this tag if you know the Library does not hold the chapter/article and we need to source it from another library.
When and how to add tags to items
If you click ‘Add tag’ below an item’s title, you can see the six pre-defined tags you can apply to that item in the drop down list.
You can add tags to tell your students if something is recommended or essential. These tags as well as the text book tag and open book exam tag are visible to students, as well as library staff.
Select a tag to add it.
When you add a book to your list (a book is shown being added to the list from Library SEARCH) you’ll be prompted to decide if you would like to add the essential or recommended tag or not from the pop-up box that appears.
Digitisation tag – to request a copy of a book chapter or journal article from the print resource held in the Library (0:45)
The Digitisation and Document Delivery tags are only visible to you and library staff.
If you would like a chapter from a print book in the Library to be scanned, add the Digitisation tag.
You will also need to edit the item to specify the chapter to be scanned. Click the ellipsis to the right and click Edit item. Change the resource type to book chapter. Then type in the chapter title, chapter author if different from the book authors, chapter number and page range. Then click save. You can see the citation has changed from a book to a book chapter.
The Library will then know which chapter to scan and upload it to your list. Up to 10% or one chapter of a book can be digitised under copyright.
If you add an article from a print journal to your list, you can also add the digitisation tag and the Library will scan the chapter and upload to your list.
Adding an item that’s not in the Library’s collection (1:50)
If there’s a book you would like your students to read, you can add the details to your list, even if it’s not held by the Library. You can find the book details from a website, such as Amazon Books, and click the Cite It! tool which pulls in the details about the book (or you could add the details manually). The Cite It window will let you know if the item is held by the Library, in this case it’s not but you can still add the details to your list. Click add and close and then choose if you’d like to add the essential or recommended tag and click confirm.
The book details then appear on your list. The Library will recognise this book is not in the Library collection and use the details you have provided to source it. The Library will aim to purchase an ebook version where possible.
Document Delivery tag – to request a copy of a book chapter or journal article not held by the Library (2:45)
If you only require students to read a specific chapter of this book, you can specify the chapter details and add the Document Delivery tag. The Library will aim to source a copy from another library.
You can also add the Document Delivery tag to a journal article that the Library doesn’t hold. The library will upload a copy provided by another library if available.
Communicate with the Library using the Library Discussion panel (3:32)
To communicate with the Library about particular items, click the item title to open the detailed record and add your comment or question in the Library Discussion panel.