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Unit Readings FAQs: Create reading list

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

Create reading list

Find the previous list for my unit

Log In to Unit Readings.

'Lists' is the first page displayed on logging in, showing the lists you have access to.

If you were not the Unit Coordinator last time the unit ran, contact a Librarian for access to any existing list for your unit. UWA staff can contact Librarians for support at

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Create a new reading list

Log in to Unit Readings with your Pheme details.

Click the New List button on the right hand side.

Name your list with the Unit code and unit name.


Select a Weekly template layout for the list, with a list Section for each teaching week, or select Blank to create custom Sections in your list to organise your readings to suit your teaching (See the FAQ on Sections).

Unit Readings options Select a Template. Blank (custom) or Weekly layout


Then, link your new list to the correct LMS unit.

  1. Click Manage Unit Association‚ÄčManage Unit Association Button
  2. Search for and select the current unit you would like to associate - ensure to select the correct teaching periodLook up unit
  3. Click Associate and close.

You can now add items into sections within the reading list and Send the list to the Library once complete.

Please note, there may be an existing list for your unit. If the readings you would like to use are similar to when the unit has run previously, save time by reusing the existing list. Contact UWA Librarians request access to any existing lists.

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When should I prepare my reading list?

Please allow up to four weeks for Library processing in the lead up to Semester. Lists sent to the Library after this timeframe may not be completed before the start of Semester.

Most items require time for the Library to process them and ensure the item is available. Processing times vary according to factors such as the type of resource requested, whether the Library currently owns or has access to the item, or whether the item is out on loan and needs to be recalled.

Processing times can be longer if items need to be purchased or obtained through Get It


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Why should I prepare my reading list?

All reading material must be added to Unit Readings, not directly uploaded to the LMS. Access to published material – such as book chapters and journal articles – needs to be mediated by the Library to ensure copyright compliance across the University. Only upload files directly to the LMS if:

  • you own the copyright in the material
  • the material is openly licensed (more information can be found in the 'Free to use resources' section on the main Copyright page)
  • the material is out of copyright or copyright-free

All third-party material used in your unit, including text extracts, videos, images and website content, must be attributed so students can clearly see the source of the material.

More detailed copyright information is available on the Copyright and Teaching web page.


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