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Publish and update course reading lists

Learn how to access, edit and maintain your course readings list. Information on how to use lists with EndNote. Understand copyright requirements and compliance.

What you can edit

You can use Talis to:

  • arrange resources
  • set priorities (such as Required and Recommended)
  • customise headings, sections and notes for students.

Move resources

Dragging items

Use the drag option to structure your list and add further resources to the correct position. 

Edit item menu

1. Click on Edit item menu (three vertical dots on right).

Edit item menu option in Talis

  1. Select either Move up or Move down to change the position of a resource.

Note that deleting an item or section is permanent and cannot be reversed.

Importance settings

The Importance setting can be added while creating a new bookmark (see Adding the bookmarklet), or to any bookmark in a reading list. 

Click on the Importance not set in red underneath the bookmark title and select your preferred option.

All texts should have their importance selected:

Reading importance setting menu options


Students must read these to understand course content.

Required - own copy

Students must read these to understand course content and will need to obtain their own copy.


Students are advised to read these specific texts to supplement core reading.


Help to broaden and deepen understanding on topics covered by the course.


If you do not set Importance the bookmark will display this in red text in the Publisher view, but will display nothing in the Student view. 

Note for students

Notes may be used to provide additional guidance about an item. 

  • Note for students

These are used to advise of chapter or specific page numbers to be read.

Note to students in the Student view

Adding a note

  1. Click on Edit item menu (three dots) and select Note for students.
  2. Add your note.

Note for Library

  • Library notes are only visible to staff with list editing permission.
  • They are only used by Library staff to communicate while a list is under review.
  • It uses Note for Library.

Remove an item

  1. Click on Edit item menu (three vertical dots on right).

Edit item menu option in Talis

  1. Click Delete.
  2. A warning message will appear. Click Delete.