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Unit Readings FAQs: Edit reading list

Unit Readings is UWA's system for sharing reading lists with students

Indicate my unit's Essential textbook?

Unit Coordinators must notify the Library of essential textbooks via Unit Readings.
 

An essential textbook is defined at UWA as:

“An essential textbook forms a core component of the unit, is integrated into the learning, used frequently for the duration of the unit, and linked to assessments”

It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required to interact with the content. A limited number of print copies or licenses of e-textbooks will be made available via the Library.

To notify the Library, and your students, of an essential textbook:

1. Add the textbook to your reading list (see FAQs to add from OneSearch or add a new item to be purchased).

2. Click Add tags 

3. Select ‘Essential textbook – students advised to purchase’

4. Click Save

Tag applied, Save button

5. When your list is complete, click Send to notify the Library the list is ready to process.

 

Items with the Essential textbook tag will appear in the Unit Outline and a webpage for students and be placed in the Library’s High Demand collection.

 

Note: It is recommended to select essential textbooks that can be made available online by UWA Library. For advice on selecting ebooks, please contact a Librarian.

Other high use books and readings in your list, which you would like the Library to place in the High Demand section, can be tagged High Demand.  It is not necessary to use both tags.

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Place items into High Demand in the Library

Items in the Library's High Demand collection are available for 3hr loans (or overnight if loaned after 4:30pm), giving students more equitable access to high use resources.

 

If an item in Unit Readings is tagged with High Demand, the Library will:

  • Move it to the High Demand Collection if it is a physical book, DVD or CD
  • Purchase the item in both physical and electronic format (if available) if we don't already own a copy
  • Increase concurrent user access to ebooks (where licensing permits)

Click Add tags to item link

Click on High demand option

Click the Save button

High demand

 

The High Demand Tag will appear in the record.

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Add an item from OneSearch

Click on the Add items (+) button on the top-right of the list.Add Items +

In the Add Items panel on the right hand side, select OneSearch.

OneSearch button

Enter your search terms and click on the magnifying glass icon.

OneSearch searching panel. Search Library Resources. Enter Search Criteria

Scroll through your results, click on the relevant resource you would like to add to your List.

You can drag and drop this reference straight into a Section in your list

Alternatively you can use the two options:

  • Add to list -use the dropdown to select which Section to add this record 

Click on the Add button.

OR​

  • Add to bag- use this to add an item to a specific location in the Section 
  • After clicking on Bag It button, In Bag will appear on the record, and is added to the Bag icon (top right of screen)
  •  Repeat for any additional items you would like added to this Bag 
  • To see the content of the bag, click on the Bag icon.  
  • My Bag replaces the search box to the right of your list.
  • Hover over the section in your List where you would like the Bagged item(s) to be moved (a dotted box will appear with a Hand icon.
  • When you click inside the dotted box with the Hand icon, all the items in My Bag will move to that position in the section 

 

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Add an ebook

To notify the Library that you require an e-textbook to be purchased, please;

Click Add Items+ to add an itemAdd Items +

In the Add Items panel on the right hand side, click the Create Item button

Create Item

Enter the item details, and select the Type "E-book".

Add item details. Type ebook

When you press Send on your list, the Library will purchase the item for your unit, if available.

Note: Please place textbook orders 6 weeks prior to semester to allow time for orders to be processed.

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Add a website or YouTube video

There are two options to add external web resources to your list:
A. Cite It! bookmarklet and

B. Create a new citation manually

 

A. Cite It! bookmarklet

Unit Readings provides a Cite It! bookmarklet that once installed to your internet browser allows you to easily save web based resources into your reading lists.

You will find the Cite it! option within the pull down menu beneath your login name.

 

To add a web resource:

Search for the web resource page you would like to add
Click on the Cite it! button added to your browser bookmarks bar
(This will bring up an Add this to my list pop up box)
Use the drop-down menu for the Type field to choose the best type of resource that reflects your resource. (The default type is ‘Other’).
Select the List and the Section within the List to add the item to,
or add into your My Collection area
Select Add & Close

 


NB:  The citation details can also be further edited once added to the Unit Readings.

Please note:  Cite It! does not work for PDF download pages. 
Cite It! only works for web pages with links to the PDF documents on the page

 

B.Create a new citation manually

Click on the Add Items ( + ) button on the top-right of the list.Add Items +
In the Search panel to the right of your list, select the Create tab.
Select the relevant type of resource from the Type drop-down menu
Fill in the relevant fields. (Be sure to include the URL in the Source field)
Select the Add to list or Add to bag option, and click on the ADD button

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Add a new item to be purchased

Click on the Add Items ( + ) button on the top-right of the list.Add Items +

Search for the item in OneSearch. If it is not owned by the library:

Click the Create Item button

Create Item

Enter the details of the item 

Add Item Details - Title Author Type...

 

Select a section of your list from the drop-down menu and click Add

List section drop down menu and Add button

When you press Send on your list, the Library will purchase the item for you.

 

Note: Please place textbook orders 6 weeks prior to semester if possible 

Recommendations for resources such as books or audiovisual material can also be submitted via orders-lib@uwa.edu.au

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Add a book chapter

To add an eBook chapter to a reading list, first add the eBook then edit the record and change the Type to Book Chapter. It depends on the eBook supplier as to whether the link goes straight to the chapter or to the start of the book and students navigate to the chapter. 

1. Add the ebook to your list by clicking on the Add Item button icon Add Items + See the Add Item from OneSearch or Add a New Item to be Purchased FAQs for detailed instructions.

2. Click on the ellipsis (...) in the top right of the book's item record in your list and select Edit item. The Edit item menu will display to the right of your list.

... menu edit item option 

3. Change the Type field to Book Chapter. Enter the Chapter Title and Author details.

4. When complete, click Save.

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Add a scanned copy of a book chapter or journal article

There are 3 ways to request the Library scan (ie digitise) a book chapter or a journal article.

All three options require adding the Digitise tag:

1. Add a book from OneSearch using the Search option, and edit this book’s details by changing the format to Book Chapter
2. Add a book record using the Search option, then add a Library Discussion note to indicate to the Library what needs digitising (ie scanning), and a Public note to indicate to the student which chapter or excerpt to read.
3. Create a new citation manually eg if UWA Library does not own the book.

The video below demonstrates the process of adding a book chapter to your list using option 1.  ie if the chapter is from a print book in the Library and needs to be scanned (digitised)

1. Add a book record using the Search option, and edit this book’s details

1. First add the book to your list using the Search option.

2. Select the ellipsis (...) to the right of the book title

3. Select Edit item (the item details will be displayed in a panel to the right of your list)

4. Select Book Chapter

 

 

5. Fill in the relevant fields (Chapter Title, Start page and End page, etc), and click Save.

6. Click on Add tags to item link

7. Click on Add tags. (This brings up a list of tag options.)

8. Click on Digitise option

9. Click the SAVE button

 

The Digitise tag will appear in the record.

 

2. Add a book record using the Search option, and add a Public note and Library Discussion note

  1. First add the book to your list using the Search option.
  2. Click on the record to expand its details.
  3. In the item screen, click Add note in the Public note section.
  4. Enter the chapter details (eg. “Please read: Chapter 2, pp. 125-139), and the click SAVE button
  5. In the right panel of the item screen, click on Library Discussion, and add a note to indicate the section you would like scanned (eg. “Please scan Chapter 2, or “Please scan pp. 125-135”) and click on the COMMENT button.
  6. Click on Add tags to item link
  7. Click on Add tags. (This brings up a list of tag options.)
  8. Click on Digitise option
  9. Click the SAVE button
  10. The Public note and Digitise tag will appear in the record.

 

3. Create a new citation manually (eg if you have the print book with you for the details)

1. Add an item manually using the Create tab.

2. Select from the Type drop-down menu the type of citation (eg. Book chapter)

4. Fill in the relevant fields (Chapter TitleChapter AuthorBook TitleBook AuthorEditor (if applicable), ISBN, Start pageEnd page, etc.)

5. Select the Add to list or Add to bag option, and click on the ADD button

6. On the left side of the screen click on Add tags to item link

7. Click on Add tags. (This brings up a list of tag options)

8. Click on Digitise option

9. Click the SAVE button

The Digitise tag will appear in the record.

Please do not send or attach a scanned document to this record – the Library will create a copy that is accessible and complies with copyright requirements

 

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Delete an item

To delete an item on your Unit Reading list, click on the ellipsis on the top right-hand corner of that item. Select 'Delete item' from the drop-down menu

Unit Readings delete item

 

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