This guide will help you find out about what resources your lecturers consider both essential and helpful for further understanding what you learn in your modules.
Reading / resource lists are often divided into three sections:
Reading lists are produced by the academic teams each year. These lists indicate the materials which should be read for each module of your course.
Each of the University of Suffolk libraries works with academic teams to ensure that we hold copies of all the materials listed. Where possible we buy electronic copies of books as this helps us provide access for more people at any one time that one print copy will allow.
When buying copies of materials for stock we follow these principles:
All reading lists should be made available to you through the course areas of Brightspace for University of Suffolk students.
University of Suffolk students can also access reading lists online. These can be accessed here
Some University of Suffolk libraries are also able to make them available through their library catalogues, which also helps you check availability and place hold immediately.
It is possible for University of Suffolk libraries to make digital copies of specific book chapters and journal articles available to view through course areas on Brightspace.
If the chapter or article you need isn't listed, please ask you tutor to contact your library.
Talking to your Learning & Teaching Librarians
The Learning & Teaching Librarians at each campus can advise on the development and review of reading lists. They can also:
Structures of reading lists
Where possible, reading lists should
Please see the suggested guidelines below for structuring reading lists:
In addition to using the resources from your set reading lists, you are also likely to find a wealth of information relevant to material from your module by accessing the following:
Remember that, other than the Essential readings your lecturer has required you to access, there are a number of resources available to you as a student at University of Suffolk - even if they do not appear on your reading list.
If you're having trouble deciding what information may be useful to help support your understanding of course material or lectures, book an appointment with your Learning & Teaching Librarian to discuss how to find what you need. We're always happy to help!