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Reading Lists @ Strathclyde (Staff): Home


Welcome to the Library's reading list service. This guide provides information about the service including:

These pages are designed for staff at the University of Strathclyde. 

View the introductory video below

Contact the reading list team


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Reading List Accessibility

Adjust your view of the reading list using the reading list accessibility menu. This is found in the User Menu at the top right of the reading list screen.

accessibility menu

Key features of the reading list service

The University Library is committed to working with teaching staff to identify and provide resources which support teaching and learning. The University uses Leganto reading list software to create and maintain reading lists.

  • Library staff will manage the service on behalf of staff and students, including integration with MyPlace and the rollover of reading lists each academic year.
  • Library staff will engage with teaching staff to encourage the creation of reading lists. Training sessions and support will be offered throughout the year.
  • Teaching staff should ensure reading lists are available and updated regularly.
  • Teaching staff should comply with the terms of the University CLA Licence.
  • Library staff will review reading list content, purchase resources, fix broken links and offer advice where necessary.


Key features of the software:
  • Reading lists can contain a variety of resource types: books, electronic books, reports, journal articles, audio-visual materials, images, websites, blogs, newspaper articles and more
  • Lists can be structured in the same way as module handbooks, for example weekly reading or reading by topic
  • Links to digitised materials (book chapters, journal articles etc) can be added to your reading list
  • Items on reading lists can be tagged as essential, recommended or further reading
  • Reading lists can be updated while modules are in progress - a great feature for fast moving areas
  • Teaching staff can add notes to direct students to specific parts of a learning resource.
  • Students can mark items as read and make suggestions of other relevant materials to be added to a reading list
  • Reading lists can be exported to EndNote to facilitate the production of a reference list / bibliography 
  • Teaching staff will have access to statistical information to help them understand how their reading list resources are being used.


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