By Sandra Bamborough, on 26 February 2015
Many UCL courses have an online reading list to guide you in your study. Reading lists are a tailored list of resources which may include links to full text readings, library books or TV clips, which you can access online anywhere, any time.
Your reading list is an essential tool to help you revise for your exams. It might contain readings which you have read in preparation for class, and they are a quick and easy way for you to look back over them when doing your revision. Many readings might be key texts which link out to full-text e-journal articles, or e-books. Where books are in the library, you will see links to the library catalogue (Explore) so you can instantly check whether the book is on the shelf and place a reservation if it is on loan.
Where your tutors have written notes to guide you, or tags to show which resources are essential reading, these will also prove helpful as you go back over the resources you have used this year. You can sort the list by importance and refer back to any of your own notes that you may have added (remember to sign in first!). Perhaps most importantly, you can export the readings into a different citation format, invaluable when referencing your sources.
Access the reading lists for your courses directly through Moodle via a link in the ‘Library resources’ block (where you can also see any relevant Online Exam Papers). Search the ReadingLists@UCL homepage by module code or title, or by your lecturer’s name if they have made this available. You can also browse by department or search Explore, the library catalogue.