Add a Resource List
2. Open, publish or unpublish a list
3. Add a book, eBook or AV item to a list
b. Hover your mouse over the icons (see screenshot below) to view a description of their function.
c. Select the most appropriate item type from the list.
4. Add a journal to a list
b. To direct students to a print only title, Search the Library Catalogue and add the journal.
c. To reliably link to an ejournal, use the click here link located above the search box, rather than the search.
d. To search for the ejournal, type out the journal title in the Journal field, then click on the Suggest journals button. This will automatically fill in the ISSN and eISSN fields.
e. Click Add item on the bottom of the page and then Refresh list add the item to the list.
Journals can also be found and linked to using ISSNs, as explained below. If you're still unable to find and add a journal, please contact your Academic Librarian for further support.
5. Add an article to a list (and use ISSNs)
a. Click Add a new item, then click Article.
b. To reliably link to the desired article, use the click here link rather than search.
To assist students in accessing and referencing the article, fill in as much information as possible. Please use Article author(s) and Year in preference to Author(s) and Date of publication as this influences how the record displays to students.
Important: The ISSN field must be completed in order for the article to open correctly.
c. Select the journal title from the list produced by a Suggest journals search to automatically add the relevant ISSN and the eISSN to the item information form.
ISSNs can also be obtained by looking up a Journal on the Library ejournal listings.
A screenshot of completed article information.
d. If the journal is held in print only it is possible to request a digitised copy of the article by changing the Request scanned copy of this item? option to Yes (from the default setting No) located at the bottom of the page. This sends an email to the Library’s digitisation request inbox.
A screenshot of the Yes option in the drop-down box:
It may also be possible to request a digitised copy of a journal article which is not currently available using the same process. The Digitisation Service will be able to advise.
Complete as many of the form fields as possible to help identify the journal article required.
e. Click Add item, followed by Refresh list.
A screenshot of a finished journal entry:
f. A student would click the View full text icon to view the article.
Important: Some publishers / providers don't support article level linking, so the article reference may only link to the journal homepage. Students must then locate the relevant article within the journal, which is why it's helpful to provide as much information as possible when listing an article.
6. Add a web link to a list
b. Click Web link.
c. Complete Webpage title and Website URL so the item displays correctly on the resource list.
d. Click Add item.
7. Add a database or item in a database to a list
a. Using the database A-Z, navigate to the database you want to add to your resource list. In the example below we are using Science Direct.
b. Click on the Share iconon the right of the database you want to add. Copy the link provided in the pop-up box.
c. Paste the copied link into the Website URL box located in the adding a web link section in the resource list.
8. Scanned items and digitisation
Staff are able to request scanned/digitised items and digital copies directly when adding an item to the list.
- From a print book or journal owned by the University, such as Library stock.
- One chapter per book or one article per journal issue, or 10% of a work (whichever is greater).
- Not excluded from the licence.
It's possible to check in advance whether an item is covered by the licence using the Copyright Licensing Agency’s Title Search Tool.
With regards to online resources (ejournals, eBooks, websites), although the licence does cover digital copying in some circumstances, it's preferable to link to the original source wherever possible. A scanned copy will therefore not be created if a direct link can be provided instead.
Further guidelines are available.
Please send any digitisation queries to Rachel Thornton - firstname.lastname@example.org, citing the module code or CRN (if known).
9. Preview a list
10. Delete items from a list
c. The item is deleted.
11. Customise a list
The most basic means of customisation is the order of the list. Once an item is added to a list, you can drag it to a specific position.
Default sections supplied for the categorisation of Resource List items include:
- Essential reading
- Recommended reading
- Background reading
- Other reading
Only sections containing items will display to students.
By default, all items display under Other reading in the order they were added to the list.
You can further customise lists by adding tags, which students can use to sort items.
a. To do this, click the Edit item category tags icon on the right of an item.
b. Search for and select a tag.
c. Click Add tag to this item, then Refresh. The tag is now visible alongside the item.
You can create new tags, but it's important that we maintain a consistent vocabulary across the multiple resource lists a student sees, so please try to use language that's not course specific.
Students can sort a list alphabetically by title, using the Sort alphabetically button.
12. More information
For further Resource List advice, please view our additional guides: