The Library is here to support you in all your teaching, but we’d like to offer extra help for teaching online in response to COVID-19.
This page will continue to be updated as the situation changes.
We recommend using Leganto reading lists to make it easy for your students to access readings online, particularly from a mobile device.
Ask us to create one for you now.
To find online books, journals or multimedia in our libraries, see Checking for e-items below.
If you will need new online materials for your courses, contact your Subject Librarian as soon as possible. Given the current situation, this will help us to help you.
School of Arts & Creative Industries
School of Health and Social Care
School of Computing
School of Engineering and the Built Environmentj.firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Applied Sciences
Education/Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement
Reading Lists are modern, Moodle-integrated, mobile friendly learning technology designed to support your syllabus. Reading Lists make it easy for you to quickly create lists and request items for the Library.
You can ask us to create one for you, or find step-by-step instructions to make your own. See the Reading Lists LibGuide.
Checking for e-items
Get the most out of existing resources by using ebooks already in LibrarySearch, there are over 250,000 titles available. We also have records for over 120,000 journals. We have subscription access to over 230 cutting edge databases that are perfect for reading lists and online learning exercises. Use the drop-down menu to see the ones in your subject area.
Limit your search results to online only
Make sure you Sign In on and off campus (otherwise you won't see all resources), enter your search, and then use the filters to limit your results to Available Online.
Requesting new items
If you will need new online materials for your courses, contact your Subject Librarian as soon as possible. This is to allow for planning, with many multi-user eresources costing more than their print equivalent. Some print resources have no online version suitable for academic use, and you may need to discuss alternatives with your Subject Librarian.
Sometimes a title isn’t available for us to buy as an ebook. However, we can scan print book chapters and print journal articles for you to use in your online reading list (as long as this is permitted by the publisher).
Keeping it Legal
To learn more about your legal obligations when using library resources for teaching, take a look at our information on Digital Copying for Moodle.
Subject Librarians can lend their expertise to your module in the following areas:
Support can be provided through bespoke webinars, video presentations, and written learning materials for your module. Talk to your Subject Librarian for more information.
Training and Events Calendar
Subject Librarians regularly organise drop-ins, special events, webinars and in-class sessions. Check the Training and Events Calendar for upcoming sessions, or contact your School Subject Librarian to request a subject-specific session for your students.