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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.

Course reading lists

The Library works with academic staff to provide students with access to learning resources for their courses. We create course reading lists for your students in the Library's reading lists system, Talis Aspire. Reading lists can include items such as books, journal articles, eBooks, streaming video, podcasts and other types of materials. You can update and edit the items on reading lists for your courses. 

Reading lists in Talis are simple to update. Once published students are able to access them in Learn.UQ (Blackboard) in the Library Links sections of their course and via Library Search.


Benefits for teaching staff

  • Structure your lists to best suit the course content. For example, you can organise your reading list by week or topic.
  • Make changes quickly and easily. You can keep your lists current and add new items as needed throughout the semester.
  • Add notes to items to give more context.

Benefits for students

  • Important readings are easier to identify, saving time.
  • Additional notes add context and aid learning.
  • Students can add their own notes, enabling better study organisation and enhanced engagement with readings.

Get assistance from the Library

How to submit your learning resources

  • The Library can also edit and update your reading lists
  • Update the learning resources in your Electronic Course Profile (ECP) (preferred)
  • Email us further readings and long lists of resources, if required
  • See Learning resources, reading lists and textbooks for more information about the submission process. 

Once your learning resource information has been submitted, the Library will:

  • Create your course reading list in Talis
  • Source your selected resources and arrange access for students
  • Manage copyright and licensing agreements.

Accessible formats:

We provide resources in accessible formats for students with a print disability.