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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 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:

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.

Tutorials: How to use My Module Reading List software

This guide will take you through step by step how to

  • Get Started
  • Install the bookmarking tool
  • Add Books
  • Add Journal Articles
  • Request a scanned chapter
  • Publish a list
  • Send a list to the Library for review

Use the tabs above to view short video tutorials of how to achieve each section of the 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.