Readings Online is an easy, fast process allowing you to add, organise and control your readings, and is now delivered via the Learning Management System (LMS).
Readings Online is the best system to deliver subject readings online. All staff have an obligation to make sure teaching materials are being delivered in compliance with copyright. We know that this can be hard, but Readings Online is here to help!News
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If you have a question we have not answered here please email us at email@example.com with the details of your question and include a screen shot of any errors you encounter.
- I'm a student and I can't find Readings Online for my subject. What should I do?
Readings Online is accessed through your subject in the LMS, via a Readings Online link from the subject menu or content pages. If you cannot find a link to Readings Online, please contact a member of the teaching staff for your subject and confirm with them if they are using Readings Online.
- Does Readings Online work with my web browser?
Readings Online works with the latest versions of the following web browsers: For PC - Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer. For Mac - Chrome, Firefox, Safari.
If you use pop-up blockers or secure sites please add the following 2 site addresses to your 'allow' lists: *.unimelb.edu.au & *.ereserve.com.au
For further queries please contact the Readings Online team at firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the issue.
- Why isn't the Readings Online link in my LMS subject working?
Accessing Readings Online through your LMS subject page requires internet browsers to have the cookies option enabled. Please see the following LMS Support page for instructions on how to enable cookies for your specific browser.
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- I've found a broken link in Readings Online. What should I do?
If you find a broken link in Readings Online, report the problem by sending an email to email@example.com. Please include the following information: subject code, the title of the reading, an explanation of the error and, if possible, screen shots of the page you started on and the error you encountered.
- How do I find online content for use in Readings Online?
Online content for Readings Online can be located from many sources. We recommend starting with the Library's Discovery search. For information on how to search in Discovery see the Library's Discovery LibGuide.
Other sources of online content are the Library Catalogue, the Library's A-Z list of subscribed databases or Google Scholar. Additional information on how to save links from Library resources for use in Readings Online is available from the 'How to' guide Finding and saving URLs for online content (PDF) .
- I want to link to a video, what should I do?
To link to an online video, go to Readings Online from your LMS subject, and use the 'Add - new website reading' option. For more information see our 'How to' guide Adding individual readings to Readings Online (PDF) .
- Can journal articles and book chapters obtained via Document Delivery or Inter Library Loan be used in Readings Online?
Yes. The articles or chapters will be subject to the same Copyright rules as other readings, and additionally must be requested by a staff member involved in the delivery of the subject where they will be used.
- How can I delete a reading from Readings Online?
It is currently not possible to delete a reading from your Readings Online collection. It is possible to remove the reading from the student view by changing the availability dates and allowing the reading to "expire". This allows readings to remain in Readings Online, be available for use by other subjects or to be activated again at a later date, while not being available to student view.
To request readings to be expired, please send an email containing your subject code, title of the reading and the last available date for the reading to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How can I edit a reading in Readings Online?
Editing can only be done by Readings Online staff. To request changes to your readings, please send an email containing your subject code, title of the reading and changes you would like made to email@example.com.
- Can I link to Harvard Business Review articles and cases in Readings Online?
Harvard Business Review only allows links to online articles and cases created using their Harvard Business Publishing database for use in Readings Online or the LMS. All teaching staff can access this database and create links for use in Readings Online. There is a guide for teaching staff that will help you with the link creation process.
- Can I copy my readings from one subject to create a reading list for a different subject?
You cannot copy a subject's reading list, however you can export a subject's reading list and then import that file into another subject to create a reading list.
- To export your readings for a subject see our guide How to export your Readings Online collection (PDF) to export your readings as a RIS file
- To import this RIS file and create readings for another subject see our guide Adding readings to Readings Online using RIS files (PDF)
If you would like to edit the RIS file before importing the readings to Readings Online, import it into your citation manager, edit your readings and then export the readings from there. To import the updated RIS file to a subject in Readings Online see our guide Adding readings to Readings Online using RIS files (PDF) .
Readings Online Project Officer
- Kirsten Bakker
- 8344 6174
Workflow Coordinator, Readings Online
- Bradley O'Brien
- 8344 4149
- Brad is currently on Extended Leave.
Readings Online Postal Address
- Postal Address
- Readings Online
Level 4, Baillieu Library
University of Melbourne 3010 Vic
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