Understanding your reading lists
Quick study guide
Some units will provide Reading Lists as a guide to the most relevant scholarly materials for their units. The following points will help you understand what they are, where to access them and the benefits of utilising them when you begin your initial research.
What is a Reading List?
- A reading list offers a weekly required reading schedule of literature for a unit spanning the length of the semester.
- It includes links to a range of resources including; physical items in the library’s collection, online journal articles and various digitised materials such as book chapters.
Where can I access my reading list?
A link to the reading list will often be offered through Moodle or it can be found via the Library’s homepage along the left-hand side under Quick Links, as seen below. You will locate your specific list by searching for your unit code or unit title.
Image of Reading list link underneath Quick Links section and then search pane of Reading List with a unit code.
How to use it?
1. When you have opened your reading list click on individual items for further information including Library availability and links to full text where available.
2. Sign in with your Monash username and password to add personal study notes to items in your lists.
3. Please note that not all units provide reading lists, check with your lecturer or tutor if there is one available or come in to your branch Library Information point for assistance in locating it.
How can it help?
Reading lists are a quick way to familiarise yourself with the general theory and leading literature in your topic area.
They are also a good way to pace and plan your research throughout the semester.