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Resource (Reading) List Guide: Providing easy access to resources for students

A quick introduction to the resource list service from the Library

Introducing the Resource List Service

Welcome to the University of Exeter resource list service. This guide is designed to be a quick introduction to the resource list service from the Library.  We think it is more important than ever to give students simple and easy access to the resources they need for study,  that way they get the most out of the Library, the resources your department has paid for and it will hopefully improve their academic performance. 

To help achieve this we can turn your Reading List into an online digitised document which links to the key reading you want your students to access. This can include quick web links to:

  • Full E-books
  • Full text articles
  • Scanned chapters and articles from our print collection (where legal)
  • Links to the full records on our Catalogue
  • Websites
  • Video clips and full programmes via Box of Broadcasts or You Tube (where legal)

Each time we develop a reading list on ELE we’ll also check to see if the Library has enough copies of the most heavily used items for your module and contact you if it is not in our collection. Then we will put the list up so it can be accessed via your module on ELE along with access to past exam papers if they are available online. 

The Resource List Team will do all the work of creating the online list, scanning chapters and articles plus making it available via ELE - all we need from you is your reading list as a word document and enough time to complete the work.  Email:  / Penryn Campus Email

Find out more about the Resource List service

A series of guidance and video demos are available to show you more about the service.

Take a look to get an idea of this service can support you and your students.  And do please contact the Resource List Team if you need to know more or want to set up a list - the team will be happy to talk to you about what you need.

Resource lists are really easy and straightforward to navigate. They can be set out however you want. Take a look.

Your resource list can show you how often students are accessing the resources provided. This is done via the Dashboard link on the list.

Resource lists provide easy access to full-text e-books. We can also link directly to the library catalogue to show the information of books in stock. We can also provide specific chapters from books (copyright checked).

We can provide links to full text articles from journals we subscribe to and also to any open access titles available.

We can provide links on a resource list to audio visual materials such as TV programmes and films via Box of Broadcasts (or BoB). Actually, we can provide a link to any recognized website for example YouTube.

A resource list can also be a gateway for students to explore our wealth of resources themselves.

Watch the video for a quick demonstration of how students can access Westlaw UK via a resource list.

Just get in touch if you'd like a list for your module.

if you are based at Penryn campus, please contact

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