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Resource Lists: For Staff

How to use Resource Lists@Bham

News and Updates:

* Resource Lists have had a makeover!*

The student view of Resource Lists has had a refresh - have an explore to see what's changed! Things to look out for include: book jacket images, a clearer table of contents, improved filtering options and a new 'view online' button for direct access through to resources.

*Ordering Resources for Semester 1*

 Click 'request review' on your lists as early as possible to order texts ready for September. See our advised timings .

*Summer Workshops*

Sign up here to a workshop to find out how to create lists; add links to a wide variety of resources; how to request scans (digitisations) and link your lists to Canvas. If you would like a refresher, you are also very welcome!

Many Schools/Departments are requesting bespoke workshops to show their staff how to set up and manage lists. If you would like your School/Department to set up training please contact your Engagement Advisor.

Why Resource Lists?

Resource Lists@Bham makes it easier for your students to find library resources which you have recommended for specific modules.

Resource lists (which used to be called reading lists) contain all types of material: books, journal articles, chapters in ebooks or film clips etc.

  • Books: link to the library catalogue for real-time availability information on screen
  • E-books: 'Access the eBook' goes straight to the e-book.
  • Journal articles: link straight through to the full-text of the article
  • Web pages: click through to the appropriate website
  • YouTube, Box of Broadcasts and other videos: play on screen.

click here to see the FAQs

Getting started

  1. Log in to ResourceLists@Bham and create your profile.
  2. Search for your module title(s).  If there are any existing resource lists available which correspond to your modules, email to let us know and we will give you editing access. 
  3. If you need a brand new resource list to be created, email us the list and we will set it up. Please include the module title, code, approximate student numbers and the importance of each item (i.e. ‘suggested for student purchase’, ‘essential’, ‘recommended’ or background’)
  4. Once set up with your list, you can add items to it and request digitisations of relevant chapters (subject to copyright). Guidance is available on Canvas. Alternatively, sign up to a workshop or get in touch with your library engagement advisor for one-to-one help.

Developing your lists

Sign into the  How to use Resource Lists  Canvas course which contains examples of best practice, videos from academics and students, and everything you need to know to set up, maintain and make the most of your lists.

You can also book on one our hands on workshops or drop in sessions.


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