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Resource Lists

A guide for academic staff on Resource Lists

An overview of Resource Lists

Resource Lists are an online application for instructors, library staff, and students to collaboratively create, manage, and view reading lists for academic courses. Library staff can assist you in keeping your list updated, adding or removing content, and advising on digitisations, e-book queries and any related matters. 

Resource lists show the location and availability of print & physical items, and the links to electronic books, digitisations, journal articles, websites, and other documents.

  • Items on a list may be tagged as 'Essential', 'Recommended', 'Further reading', or 'Recommended for purchase'.  Where items are tagged as 'Essential', the Library will give these priority attention, and aim to purchase in E-format if possible.

  • If you would like to amend the list yourself, please see the training resources section of this guide.

  • Note that digitisations may be requested from within the Resource Lists using the 'Digitization Request' option in the full citation details.

  • When the list is ready, please 'Publish' it (see option next to Edit, at top right of list), and then Click on the 'Library Review' button, which will send the List to Library staff for content checking, digitizations and purchasing

Benefits for staff

  1. Library staff will create, amend and update your list for you.
  2. Easy to use and for every type of resource from book, journal article to video, webpage and images.
  3. Fully integrated with the library management system so you can include direct links through to material on Library Search.
  4. Easier to keep resource lists up-to-date and ensure the most recent editions are listed.
  5. Easy reports and analytics to assess student engagement with resources.
  6. Easy digitisation process.

Benefits for students

  1. Easy access to resources relevant to modules. Resources are rated essential, recommended, further reading.
  2. Resource Lists are integrated with MyDundee modules and learning materials.
  3. Many opportunities to interact with resource lists:
  • like resources;
  • comment on lists;
  • suggest resources;
  • create own resource lists.

Benefits for library staff

  1. Strengthen the library’s involvement in, and contribution to, teaching and learning.
  2. Enables librarians to support academic staff in developing reading lists that make the best use of library collection.
  3. Ensures that the Library always has adequate copies of items on your lists .
  4. Allows the library to make better informed purchasing choices.
  5. Fully integrated with the library management system.
  6. Reduced risk of copyright infringement.