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Quick Guide to creating a Leganto Reading List: Home

Step 1: Log in to Reading Lists

You need to log in to create your reading list and enter your University Login details.

The first time you log in follow the instructions to add the Cite It! tool as this will be helpful later.

Step 2: Find or create a list

Search for a list by module code. If you are not the list owner, you can change this in NILE.

  • NILE Original: go to Tools, More Tools, Reading list, click the Submit button

  • NILE Ultra: go to Books and Tools, click the + next to Reading List

  • Or click +NEW LIST to create a list using the module code and name as the title.

Step 3: Pick a template and add sections

  • Select a Weekly or Themed template with pre-defined sections​

  • Give each section a heading​

  • Add sections by clicking NEW SECTION.

Step 4: Associate list to module

  • If your module has a NILE site, click ASSOCIATE LIST​

  • If there is no NILE site (e.g. before validation) click Not Now​

  • To link an existing list, click Link list to module from the menu by the title

  • If the module isn’t listed in Leganto when you go to link it, follow these steps to add it in NILE and it will link automatically.

Step 5: Add items

  • Search NELSON and select items to send to your reading list bookmarks from the three dot menu (ellipsis)

  • You can add items not in NELSON using the Cite It! Tool​

  • Use our guide to find resources to diversify your reading list

  • Make a digitisation request for any extracts.

Step 6: Add tags

  • Add tags to tell your students which resources to prioritise​

  • Tags also tell the library how many copies to make available. Texts without tags will be treated as wider reading

  • Click Add Tag and select either Essential, Recommended or Wider Reading ​

  • See Best Practice guidance.

Step 7: Publish the list

  • Click Publish​

  • Your list will be reviewed by the Reading List team who will make any purchases.

Further help and training

See the Full Guide for further guidance.

To book onto a workshop or for 1-1 tutorials please see the Training and Support LibGuide.

For any other problems, please