Reading List Information for Tutors

Updating your Reading Lists

Please make sure that you have sent us any new and updated lists by Friday 12th July, lists received after this date are very unlikely to be ready in time for the start of term.  If you don’t need to make any changes to your list please let us know and we will re-issue it for next year.  Please note that lists are not automatically renewed, we can only re-issue a reading list if you confirm that you require it for next year’s teaching.

Please email your updated reading list to,  It will help us a lot if you can include seminar dates/titles and highlight any changes you have made to previous years’ lists.

Some Guidelines

Wherever possible we will provide electronic access to book chapters and journal articles directly from your Online Reading List – this may be in the form of links to ebooks and ejournals, or a scanned chapter or article if we don’t have an online version.  Due to the demand for this service we are only able to scan readings that are marked as Essential’ or Required’ (please see copyright note below)

Please check your online reading lists to see how students access their course readings, you can also check to see which of the readings are available to read online or can be downloaded from the reading list.

Full-text articles, chapters and books which are available electronically will have hyperlinked titles, and will also have one or both of these icons next to the title:


If your list is organised by seminar/blocks please include session details, such as Date, Seminar Title, and Tutor. If you don’t have all of this information yet please send us your reading list anyway as these details can be updated when the sessions have been confirmed.

Please indicate which books, if any, you would like us to add to the Reference Collection -wherever possible we will try to have at least one additional loan copy.  If a title is available as an ebook we wouldn’t normally add a print copy to the Reference collection, unless it is likely to be in high demand for several courses.

Please indicate which books, if any, you would expect the students to Purchase

Adding New References

If you are adding any new items to the reading list please make sure that you include the following information.

      • Book
        author or editor – title – publisher year
      • Book Chapter
        chapter author – chapter title – book author or editor – book title – publisher – year – page numbers
      • Journal Article
        author – article title – journal title – year – volume no. – issue no. – page numbers
      • Website
        title – url
      • TV programme/film
        title – version (if applicable) – broadcast date (if known)


As always we have to comply with our HE Copying and Digitization Licence, the main points to note are:

  • Only one chapter or 10% of the total number of pages from a book, or one article from a journal issue may be scanned for a course module – if you have included more than one chapter from a book in your list please indicate which one you would like us to scan
  • We cannot scan multiple chapters from a book for use in different terms of the same course module  For example we would not be able to provide a scanned chapter from a book for Year 1, Theory Term 1, and Year 1, Theory Term 3. (the only exception would be where the total number of pages scanned is less than 10% of the book)
  • However, if a book is available electronically we can link to more than one chapter as it may be read online

Please see our Copyright webpages for more information about our HE Copying and Digitization Licence, including good practice guides for academic staff


The deadline for returning updated lists to us for the 2019/20 academic year is Friday 12th July. Lists received by this date will receive priority treatment and will include links to full-text papers as outlined above, those received after the deadline are unlikely to be ready in time for the start of term, and will not include scanned items unless we have already digitised them.

If you anticipate any problems meeting the deadline let us know as soon as possible, you can contact the Reading List Team by email,

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