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Create a list

Prior to creating a new list, please search for the subject code in Reading Lists to ensure one does not already exist. Do not create another list, as it is preferable to edit the existing list. Please contact your SLL if you wish to create a new list. 

You will need to log in to edit or create a list. Your Reading Lists profile is automatically created with your name and La Trobe University credentials. 

We recommend linking your reading list to the Subject Hierarchy within TALIS, as this ensures the reading list remains linked to the subject over different teaching periods

After creating a new list, please send to be reviewed by Library staff.

To create a new list, Log In and click My Lists. Select Create new list from the top right of the screen.

  • Name your list: Subject code - Subject name e.g. ABS0WOM - Wominjeka La Trobe
  • Include in description: Subject Co-ordinator: Firstname Surname e.g. Subject Co-ordinator: Nellie Green
  • Click Select Hierarchy
  • In the search box search for your subject code or subject name and click on the "Subject" listing when it appears.
  • Add student numbers if known
  • Do not add a time period
  • Click Save.

Getting Started

The below video provides a brief introduction to Reading Lists. Lists can be created by Subject Coordinators or Library staff to provide access to pre-reading, prescribed and recommended resources for students.   



Talis Bookmarking Extension

In the video there are instructions for downloading a bookmarklet tool. However, It is recommended to use the official 'Talis Bookmarking Extension' instead of the original 'Add to my Bookmarks' bookmarklet tool due to increased security in browsers. It is available for the Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge browsers. You can have both tools installed at the same time.

Instructions on installing the browser extension can be found on the following page Installing the bookmarklet extensions for Microsoft Edge, Chrome and Firefox



Key Dates

A reading list should be ready for use 2 weeks before the subject teaching period commences. Please place all digitisation and purchase requests in advance.

Further resources