Accessing course reading lists on MyAberdeen

At the beginning of the academic year 2020-21, the Library Services undertook a huge project to support our academics as they were preparing for blended learning. We created almost 500 reading lists for courses in the first half session, and 368 reading lists for the second half session. Through these reading lists, students can have easy and direct access to the most important course materials.

If you want to access the reading lists of a particular course, please follow the steps below:

  • Go to MyAberdeen, then select the required course.
  • Once within the course’s opening page, check the links on the left-hand side of the screen
  • Click on Books & Tools.
  • On the right-hand side of the page, a pop-up window opens which displays the Reading List of the selected course.
  • Click on Reading List to see the uploaded materials.

Remember, this is not the full list of the course materials you need to read for the given course. These are just the few most important items that your course coordinator highlighted. In this respect, the Reading List in MyAberdeen can never substitute the Course Handout which contains the full list of course readings.

Also, if during the semester, your course coordinator or other academic staff who are involved in teaching post announcements about course readings on MyAberdeen, and you cannot find them, please contact the person who made the announcement and NOT the library because we cannot help with these kind of inquiries.

We hope that providing Reading Lists services will enhance your learning experiences, and it will be hugely beneficial while you are completing assignments or preparing for your exams.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

Accessing reading lists through Primo

Primo, our special search engine provides excellent opportunities for you to discover all the resources we can offer. You can search for items (books, journal articles – both, physical or electronic -, images, audio visual materials, databases, etc.); save searches for later use; request or renew library materials. But, this is not all. Through Primo, you are able to check the reading lists of your courses.

Please follow the steps below to get access to Course Reading:

  1. Go to Primo and login with your University username and password
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  2. Click on Course Reading tab
  3. If you know the course code, type it into the first search box, and click on Search. Your results screen will display all the book titles our Library Management System recorded under the particular course code.

For example: Search for materials of the LS1025 course (Legal System). Follow the steps above, and your search results will return with 11 book titles:primo-loginClick on the Availability tab (underneath the book title) to see the Location of the item, its Call Number, Status or the Request Options.

4. If you do not know the course code, type the area of law covered by the course in the search box.
For Example: Use ‘Criminal law’ as a search term. Perform your search, and the results will display 195 book titles.

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  • From this screen, you have different options to narrow down the search results. To see them, please check the Refine My Results box on the left hand side of the screen:
    • Selecting the name of your lecturer, e.g. Prof Peter Duff will reduce the search results to 38 book titles.
    • Or, alternatively you can select a course code from the Course section, e.g. LS4035, and the results screen will show 17 book titles only.
    • Check other options of the Refine My Results box, such as Resource Type, Location, Collection sections, etc.

5. Once you have finished your search session, do not forget to Sign out.

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  • Always consult your course coordinator if you are uncertain about your readings.
  • Always check your course handout because lecturers are updating their reading lists every year, and your course handout contains the full list of resources you need to read. Our lists could be incomplete.
  • The Course Reading option of Primo is not a substitute for the reading list of your course handout.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk