Creating a reading list
My Unit Readings provides easy access to essential and recommended readings for your students. You can create, edit and manage your own reading list or the Library can do this for you.
Why use My Unit Readings?
Whilst some material can be delivered to students via the LMS, copyright protected content (including book chapters or print journal articles) must be delivered using My Unit Readings.
Unit readings are made available to students under a range of licences and contracts, including the Copyright Act’s Statutory Licence. For information on the terms of the Statutory Licence, and how to use Creative Commons licensed works see Copyright and teaching at Murdoch.
My Unit Readings provides access to all readings in the one place. Your list can include:
- ebooks, ejournals and scanned content
- websites and online video, and
- print items held by the Library.
You can organise your list by week, topic or importance.
Create your own reading list
We encourage you to create your own list in My Unit Readings. Doing so allows you to quickly and independently update and maintain your list without any publishing delay.
Read our comprehensive guide on how to setup your reading list:
Ask us to create a list for you
The Library is happy to create a reading list for you in My Unit Readings. Provide the following details about each item on your reading list:
- Resource citation including details such as author(s), title, chapter, edition, date, ISBN, ISSN, URL, etc.
- Where you would like the item to appear on your list (for example, 'Week 1' or 'Topic 1')
To ensure we can create a reading list for you in time, provide us with a list of required items at least 6 weeks before the start of the teaching period.
Submit your request by the following dates:
|Study Period||Submit before|
|Trimester 1 (TJA and TJB)||25th November 2019
|Trimester 1 (T1)||2nd December 2019|
|Semester 1||13th January 2020|
|Trimester 2||23rd March 2020|
|Semester 2||15th June 2020|
|Trimester 3||20th July 2020|
Adding lecture slides/notes to a reading list
Lecture slides and notes that include copyright protected content (images, graphs, maps used under the Statutory Licence) must be delivered to students using My Unit Readings.
Send your lecture slides or notes to the library and we will add them to your reading list.
Requesting items to be added to High Demand Collection
You can request print items from your reading list to be added to the High Demand collection at the Library. This will allow students to access these materials as a short-term loan. Prescribed texts for units ordered via the bookshop are already included in the High Demand collection.
Items added to High Demand are removed at the end of the year. Submit a new request each year if you would like the items to remain in the High Demand Collection. The Library reserves the right to remove low use items from the High Demand Collection.
Linking to your reading list in the LMS
You can embed a reading list from My Unit Readings into your teaching material in the LMS.
- Log in to the Learning Management System (LMS), select your unit and turn editing on.
- Select 'Add an activity or resource'; under 'Resources', select 'Unit Resource List', then click 'Add'
- Enter a Section title (for example 'NUR210 reading list' or ‘Topic 1 Readings’)
- Click 'Link to resource list or section', on the Authenticate page, press 'Click to Continue'
- Select the section of the reading list from the drop down menu (if required) and click 'Save'
If your list is not appearing correctly or is linking to an archived list, delete the Talis Resource icon, and follow the steps above.