So, term has started and you know you’ve got some reading to do and you need to start finding those books and articles. Well, the Library is here to help! We have a fabulous reading list systems which stores all the reading lists we receive from the department. It then links directly to the Library Catalogue to show you how many copies we have and where to find them!
This post will show you how to:
Find reading lists for your course
Use reading lists to find library resources
Download your reading lists
Reading List Guide
Check out our PowerPoint here to find out all you need to know about accessing and using reading lists.
Could you introduce yourself, and let us know your job title?
Hi, I’m Debbie. I’m the Information Consultant for Classics, History, Modern Languages, and Music.
How long have you been at RHUL Library?
I’m quite new! I started in January 2017, so it’s only been 9 months!
What is your role within the Library?
I’m the link between the Library and the various departments that I represent, so my role is to make sure that we have the resources that they need for teaching and research. I’m also responsible for making sure that staff & students know how to use the resources that we have, and how to evaluate the information they find. To do this I teach Information Literacy sessions.
Have you always worked in libraries?
Yes, I have (unless you count babysitting as a teenager, or my very glamorous holiday job as a booking clerk for a coach firm when I was at University).
What did you want to be when you were little?
I am pretty sure I wanted to be a ballerina. Then I had dancing lessons and it became apparent that dancing professionally wasn’t going to be the career choice for me.
Do you have any heroes and if you do, why are they your heroes?
I don’t think I do!
What did you study?
I studied Psychology right here at RHUL! Then later I did an MA in Information Services Management.
Do you have a favourite book and why?
It’s Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman, because it’s funny, touching, apocalyptic and it makes me think about something different every time I read it.
If you had to be a superhero alter ego, what would they be names and what would your super power be?
I’m rubbish at superhero names, but I think my superpower would be telekinesis. I’d love to be able to make a cup of tea without walking over to the kettle!
This database is made up of 100s of audio books covering a wide range of areas such as fiction, history, business, drama and much more. You are able to browse by collection, author, recent additions or search for an author/title.
The audio books are available to stream online and many copies are available in abridged and unabridged versions. You can also save your place in the audio book by setting up boomarks.
There are also audio books available in French, German and Portuguese.
Happy New Term! And with it comes new training workshops from the Library.
Last year, in the Autumn Term we saw 6547 students – that’s equivalent to all of the students in the Arts and Sciences faculties put together!
We’ve had some really nice and positive feedback on our sessions too…
[I] would definitely like to attend more of these workshops after attending this one
[The Librarian] who gave the workshop was very articulate, concise and knowledgeable.
this course showed me how to navigate [the Library website] efficiently to get to the parts that I need.
I thought everything we covered was of use.
But that’s not all – we’re always looking to improve the workshops, so we’re keen to hear suggestions for more sessions, or changes we can make too.
I would be interested in attending a workshop on the more advanced features of EndNote.
So the workshops are great, but what’s on offer this term? All of our training can be found on the Training page of your subject guide, and you will need to register to attend (but this is free and easy to do – email us if you have any trouble).
Working on a dissertation or essay? Come to our Search Our Stuff and Find It Faster workshops on 17th and 26th February and practice search techniques.