It’s the start of session, and the time has come to get across finding and accessing your subject readings and resources. Here’s our round up of the different ways you can access your readings.
Readings and Resources list
First off, it’s a good idea to check if your subject has a readings and resources list. If it does, it will appear in your subject’s Interact2 site in the side navigation bar. These lists are built specifically for your subject and will contain a large majority of your readings, if not all of them, in one handy location. This single source platform will allow you to access:
- books (including eBooks)
- book chapters
- eReserve readings
- journal articles
- web resources, and
You’ll find that most lists are arranged by the designated order of reading, (modules, topics or weeks). Check out the Using your Readings and Resources List guide for more information.
When a text isn’t available online or the physical copy is in high demand, a portion of the book can be digitised and made available to students, in compliance with Copyright law. Typically no more than a chapter of the book is available online.
Access your eReserve readings in Primo Search by entering your subject code into the search field. Select ‘eReserve & Reserve’ from the drop down and every eReserve item for your subject will appear in the results.
Search by title
Another simple way to find your textbook or subject readings is to search by title using Primo Search. Searching for a resource using the full citation (author, date, resource title, publisher) can overload Primo with too much information. By searching the title only, you can use the rest of the citation details to filter your results. The same goes for eBooks.
Use the contents page of an eBook to navigate to the right chapter, but remember to consider the limitations of eBooks such as daily download allowances or the designated number of concurrent users. Our eBooks Library Resource Guide can shed some more light on this, or check out our video on eBook Etiquette.
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