Leganto for students

Leganto provides online access to all your course reading lists and makes it easy for you to find books, articles and other materials.
What are the benefits of Leganto?

  • Easy access to all your course reading and materials in one place 
  • Directly accessible via Moodle 
  • Includes direct links to MetSearch, providing information about how many print copies we have and where to find them in the library.
  • Direct access to online resources directly from the list from eBooks to eJournals to electronic resources, including websites and videos.
  • More opportunities to engage with reading lists – you can like and comment on resources and suggest new items to add to the list
  • You can create your own ‘collection’ of useful resources

Find a reading list

You can find your course reading lists on your module page in Moodle or Metsearch

1. Moodle

Click on the Reading List link to access:Leganto6.png

Alternatively, search for lists at leganto.cardiffmet.ac.uk . You may need to login with your Cardiff Met username and password. Once logged in, click on Find Lists and search for the list by module code or title:

Student 1.pngClick on Add to add the list to save it to My Lists.

2. MetSearch -  

You can find your course reading lists on MetSearch. Sign in to MetSearch and the link to your reading lists will appear at the top of the page:

Accessing items on your reading list

All the reading for your module will be listed under Required, Recommended and Further reading. Print books will include details of how many copies are available and where you can find it in the library. E-books will have a direct link to the full text; click View Online to access. You may also find articles, digitised book chapters and other resources are included.


Add a like or comment

If you’ve particularly enjoyed an item on your reading list, you can give it a like to let your lecturer know. You can also add comments to start a discussion. Click on the title of the item and click the Like button or type a comment into the Student Discussion box.

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Mark items as read

You can use Leganto to keep track of what you have and haven’t read. Click on the tick to the right of an item to mark it as read:

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My Collection

My Collection allows you to create your own collection of resources from reading lists or any other online source. To add an item from a reading list to your collection, click on the three dots next to an item and select Copy to my Collection.

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To add items from MetSearch, go to My Collection and click on the + icon in the top right of the screen. You can then search library resources for items held in our collection and click Add to add the item to My Collection.

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You can also add items to My Collection from websites. To do this, you will need to add the Cite It! button to your browser bookmarks. Click on your name in the top-right of the screen, click Cite It! and 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 add it directly to My Collection.

Suggest an item for a reading list

If you have found an item that you think would be useful, you can suggest it to the module leader. In My Collection, click on the elipses menu and then Suggest this item.

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Export your reading list

You can export your reading list as a bibliography in a number of formats:

  • Click on the Reading list elipses menu (…)
  • Click on Export and then click on your chosen document format:
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  • If you export to Word, you also have the option to choose a referencing style such as Harvard: Cite Them Right. Pick this from the drop-down menu, then click on Export.
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Further Help

If you need any help with using Leganto, please contact the library: Library@cardiffmet.ac.uk