What's the point of reading lists?

Reading lists are an incredibly valuable resource for students on any course of study. This was highlighted in a survey¹ of academic reading undertaken by the Library in 2011 with feedback from students indicating that reading lists helped them “understand what … Continue reading

Logging in

You can access the University’s online reading list system from a variety of places including Learn, the Library website, bottom of the module specifications or by typing http://lorls.lboro.ac.uk into the address bar of your web browser. To create or edit … Continue reading

Creating a reading list

You should find that all active modules are already listed on the reading list system. If for any reason one of your modules isn’t listed, or the details for a module are wrong, then please contact your academic librarian.

Adding items manually

To add an item manually to your reading list you click on the  Add New icon (top-left on toolbar). Then select the type of item (e.g. book, journal, etc.) and optionally where you want to insert it in the list … Continue reading

Indicating key texts

If you have one or more items on your reading list that are more significant than the others then you can mark these as Key items. Marking items as Key makes them stand out to your students and also indicates … Continue reading

Getting further support

You can get further help and advice on creating and maintaining your reading lists by contacting your friendly neighbourhood academic librarian. Academic librarians are able to provide one-to-one support by prior arrangement either in the Library or in your office. … Continue reading


Adding sub-headings can make it easier for you when editing a long reading list and for your students when viewing a long list. Sub-headings are displayed in larger font than either citations or notes, making them stand out. Also a section … Continue reading