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 What is ReadingLists@Brighton?


ReadingLists@Brighton allows you to create and edit online reading lists using an easy to use tool, Aspire. It provides students with links to core reading materials and gives you the ability to monitor reading list usage.

Important information about Academic year 2020/21 ReadingLists@Brighton lists. Please see Updating your list.

We recommend that reading lists for teaching are submitted to site libraries eight weeks before teaching starts (requesting books for teaching).  

Semester 1/Year modules 10th August​
Semester 2​ modules ​14th December


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     Guide to using ReadingLists@Brighton


    The following guide offers a step by step approach to creating a new reading list:

    1. What ReadingLists@Brighton can do
      An overview of the enhanced facilities that are available through using Aspire.

    2. Reading list design
      What makes a good list? An overview on good practice to help in the design of your list.

    3. Getting started and creating a reading list
      How to register for Aspire, and install the bookmarklet extension/link. Creating a new list, including adding sections to your reading list and using the Aspire LTI tool.

    4. Adding resources to your list
      Adding books, ebooks, articles, webpages and other resources to your list.

    5. Review and adding to studentcentral
      Once your list is complete, how to send it to the library for review, then how to make it available through studentcentral.

    6. Keeping your list updated, including yearly 'time periods'.

    7. Frequently asked questions


    For students - the student experience is improved by providing a single area in studentcentral which offers:
    • Streamlined, direct access to online articles, ebooks, videos and webpages.
    • Availability information and location of print books within the University of Brighton libraries.
    • The option for students to add notes to their reading list and flag up resources they intend to read.
    For academic staff – benefits include:
    • Improved access to core reading
    • List can be “rolled over” each year, so simple to maintain and update.
    • The “Request review” function allows the Library to make informed purchasing – e.g. sufficient copies or scan chapters.
    • Track your students' engagement with your reading list through the Analytics/Dashboard facility.
    • Facilitates 'flipped classroom' learning, by enabling easy access to key resources ahead of your seminar.
    Page owner: Paul Benham