UCL Library Services


ReadingLists@UCL for teaching staff

Getting started

Step 1:

Complete this webform. A reading list will be set up and you will receive an invitation to give you editing access: the email will appear to be from 'Talis', the software.  The first time you accept an invitation you will be prompted to set up a Profile.

Step 2:

You will be sent brief instructions to get started and we will also offer you a short (20 minute) orientation session.

Step 3:

Add a bookmarking button into your web browser.  You only need to do this once and we can show you how.  You are ready to edit your lists!

Online training guides

If you need a reminder on how to edit and bookmark readings, here is a ‘Quick guide’. 

View a reading list presentation produced by our colleagues at the Royal Free Hospital Medical Library for a teaching support day held there in May 2013 showing the benefits of reading lists.

Guides to ReadingLists@UCL shows simple and more advanced reading lists to help you get started. They are presented as reading lists to show that these can also be flexible teaching tools!

Contact information

E-mail: readinglists@ucl.ac.uk

The service is supported by the TLS:

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I link to a reading list from my Moodle course?
Remind me, what are the benefits of the online reading lists over, say, Moodle?
How do I add digitised readings to my list?
I would like a colleague to also be enabled to edit this list
Students cannot see the changes I have made
Only part of the metadata has pulled through into the reading list. What can I do?
How will the library see the notes I have written for them on the list?
Some links don’t appear to work from off-campus
E-journal or pdf links don’t work
I am having trouble linking to Westlaw and Lexis
I am having trouble linking to a news story on Nexis
Which web browsers are supported?
Can my students see my reading list before they start at UCL?
How do I create a new reading list for the next academic year? (Rollover)
I’m a list editor. Is there anything else I need to do after rollover?