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Academic staff: Module Reading List

University reading lists

My Module Reading Lists, hosted on Talis, is a system which allows you to communicate the reading for your modules to your students and to Library Services.  Add your reading (including books, book chapters, journal articles and web links) and annotations for students to your list. Library Services will maximise availability of these items and students will be able to access their module reading lists via a direct link in the Blackboard module.

Using reading lists contributes to a good student experience and consistency across the university. Please take a look at the reading list policy below for further guidance.  For any questions please contact or email your Information Specialist.

Access your readings lists - Talis homepage:

Tutorials: How to use My Module Reading List software

The How To guide will take you through step by step:

  • Getting Started
  • Installing the bookmarking tool
  • Adding books/ebooks
  • Adding journal articles
  • Adding notes and requesting a scanned chapter
  • Publishing your list and initiate a list review

Use the tabs above to view short video tutorials of how to achieve each section outlined in the the How To user guide. 

If you cannot find your module reading lists, for any questions about editing list or to arrange training sessions, please contact or email your Information Specialist.

Installing the BookMarklet Tool for Chrome, Edge and Firefox

Written instructions and screen shots

Purpose of the reading list policy

The reading list policy outlines an institutional approach to the provision of reading list materials for students and for the effective management of reading lists to ensure that Library Services can meet the information needs of Aston programmes.

You can access the complete policy document below.  For any questions, please contact or email your Information Specialist.

Materials for teaching and copyright

If you are using other peoples' materials for your teaching or need to add a scanned chapter to a reading list, please see the Copyright and Intellectual Property LibGuide: Copyright for Teaching tab for guidance.