Creating a list

Create A New List

  • Click on New List in the top right of the My Lists page.

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  • Give your reading list a title. This could be the module code followed by the title of the module or whatever is appropriate for your reading list. Add an optional description if required and click Create.
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  • Select a template. You have the option to use the pre-determined Cardiff Met template or you can select a blank template if you would prefer to create your own list structure, e.g. teaching weeks, subjects, reading priority, etc.

  • You must associate your list with its module to make it visible to the right student group in Moodle. This can done when prompted, or later by going to the ellipses menu for the list on My Lists and clicking Manage course association.

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Create List Sections

  • If you are using a blank template or would like to add a section, click New Section.

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  • Give your section a title and optional description. You also have the option to enter start and end dates for each section. If you only want students to see a section during these dates then you can tick the appropriate box. Click Create to finish adding the section. You can continue to add more sections as needed. Once added, you can re-arrange the order of sections by dragging and dropping.

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Add an item using Search

  • Click on the Add Items + button to add resources to the list:

  • This will open a side-pane where you can use Search to find and add items held by the Library.
  • Select the Search tab to search for items on MetSearch. You can search by title, author, ISBN, ISSN and keywords, just as you would on MetSearch. You can also select to search for a specific type of resource or search everything:

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  • Once you've done your search, select the appropriate item from the results and add it to the reading list. You can drag and drop items from your search results directly into the required section of your reading list. If you need to edit an item's details first, you can click Add and Edit.

Add an item using Create

Before using Create to add a new item to your list, always use Search to check if the item is already held by the Library.

  • Click on the Add Items button to open the side-pane.
  • Click on the Create tab, fill in Title and Author, select the item Type (e.g. book, article etc.) and complete the fields with any additional details. 
  • If the item has a URL, add this to the Source field. Check Add to list, choose a section from the drop-down menu, and click Add

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Be aware of copyright restrictions if choosing to upload content. To request digitisation of a chapter, article or extract under the terms of the Copyright Licensing Agency HE Licence, please see the relevant instructions below.  

Add an item using Cite It!

The Cite It! button allows you to add resources which are not held in the Library to your list directly from selected websites. To add the Cite It! button to your browser bookmarks:
  • Click on your username in the top-right of the screen
  • Click Cite it!

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    • Drag the blue button which appears in the pop up screen to your bookmarks bar.

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    • When you find a relevant item listed on a website, click on the Cite it! button and a pop-up will appear. You can then edit the details and add it directly to your reading list or to My Collection.

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    Adding items from My Collection

    • Click on the Add Items button to open the side-pane. 
    • Click on the My Collection tab. The items you have saved will appear in this list and you can drag and drop them into the appropriate section of the list or click on the title, select Add to list and click Add.
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    Add an item directly from MetSearch

    • Access and sign in
    • Select the item you want to add to your reading list or collection and click on the Leganto button 
    • Choose the reading list and section and click Add to Reading List
    • The item will now have been added directly to your reading list

    Adding tags

      All items on your list will need to be tagged to indicate priority. These tags are visible to students and are used by the Library to determine how many copies we need to make available for students.

      • You can add tags to your list items by clicking Add tags to item
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      • You will then need to choose the relevant tag; Required, Recommended or Further.

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      • Required - all students must read this. The library will ensure there are sufficient copies available for a ratio of one book to eight students. 
      • Recommended - all students are advised to read this. It is expected that students will read at least some material from this category and the Library will ensure there are sufficient copies available for a ratio of one book to sixteen students. 
      •  Further - students may choose to read this. The library will endeavour to ensure we have at least one copy available. 

        • When you've selected your tags, click Save.

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    Request Digitisation

    The Library can digitise extracts, chapters and articles added to Leganto under the terms of our CLA (Copyright Licencing Agency) HE Licence.

    • Placing a digitisation request is easy, use Search to add a book or print journal to your reading list. Click on the citation and then select Digitisation Request.

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    • Fill out the relevant details in the pop up that appears and click Submit.
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    • Your request will now have the status of Digitisation in Progress:

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    • When your request has been processed the library the status will change to Digitisation Approved. A link to the document will then appear on the citation. Students can then click and download their reading instantly.
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    You can find out more about digitisation and complying with the CLA Licence on our Document Delivery pages.