Reading Lists – your key to preparing for a lecture

Your lecturer has asked you to do a whole lot of reading before your lecture, but how do you find those articles or books? Introducing your library reading list… By Catherine Hocking


Luckily, the job of searching for these readings has already been done for you, to produce your Library reading list.

Your reading list is compiled by your lecturer and can provide a great place to start when beginning a new unit. Over the course of a unit you may be asked to refer to articles, textbooks and other materials. For most units the Library has put all these materials together for your convenience so you can get reading now!

Your Library reading list will link you to:

  • ebook versions or electronic journal articles wherever available,
  • scanned copies of articles and book chapters,
  • recommended websites, or
  • the Library catalogue record for books, allowing you to see immediately whether a copy is available.
Scanned materials are available as PDF files, allowing you to search for keywords in the text, highlight sections and add notes. Watch the video below for tips for managing your reading material.



Your lecturer may have integrated the reading list into the relevant sections of your unit’s Moodle site. If not, there are a number of other ways you can access your reading lists – from the quick links on the Library homepage, by entering your unit code into the Library’s Search or by going straight to http://readinglists.lib.monash.edu.

Once you have found the reading you need, simply click the title to see Library availability for books or a web address to link you to the full text chapter or article.

What are you waiting for? Get reading.




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