The Library Reading List application streamlines access to a wide variety of course-related and library materials for students and instructors through close integration with Quercus and U of T library resources.
Syllabus Service staff will use Library Reading List to organize library resources within an easy-to-use course reading list that is integrated with Quercus. The application combines electronic articles, streaming media, digitized content, physical materials, and more into a single list so that students can access all their course materials in one place.
Training Webinar Recording #
Adding the Library Reading List Tool to Quercus #
The Library Reading List app is already installed in Quercus but the link to this tool needs to be made visible to students by the following steps:
In your course menu, click “Settings” (at the bottom)
Click on the “Navigation” tab
Click on and drag ” Library Reading List” up from the list of hidden navigation items to the list of visible navigation items in the top half of this list.
Place it where you would like it to appear in the course menu.
Save your change at the bottom of the page
Students will now have access to the Library Reading List app in their course side navigation bar. If the readings fail to appear, please ensure you have selected ” Library Reading List” and not “Library Course Reserves” or “Library Resources.”
Accessing the Library Reading List tool in Quercus #
Click on “Library Reading List” to open the Library Reading List tool in Quercus.
You can click on the “Open in new tab” button in the top right corner of the page to open the tool in a new tab.
Reading List Information #
Details about your reading list are in the Reading List Information section, which includes:
- Publication status: this status indicates whether the list is available to students. When set to “Draft”, it is not visible to students. When set to “Published”, it is visible to students in your course.
- Course Association: this field outlines which course the reading list is associated to, including the course code, lecture session, and academic term
Click on the “More Info” link below your course title to open additional details about your reading list.
The top section of Leganto features key information about the status and progress of your reading list.
- Processing status: this field indicates the processing status of the reading list. The status “ready for processing” or “being prepared” indicates that library staff are still working on gathering the readings. The status “Complete” indicates that library staff have completed processing the reading list.
- Last Updated: this field indates when the reading list was last updated
- Items and Sections: this field indicates the number of citations and sections in the list
- Items in process: this field provides a brief overview of the number of readings that are still being processed by library staff. Hover your mouse over this field for additional information.
Your reading list may have a few individuals collaborating to process the list. The “Collaborators” section provides a list of instructors associated with the course and library staff working on processing the reading list.
Action Menu #
This menu includes tools to help you view your list. In order from left to right:
- Toggle Section View: this option allows you to toggle the section view between collapsed (citations are hidden) or expanded (citations are visible)
- Edit Multiple Items: this option is reserved for library staff
- Refresh: this option will refresh your reading list to provide the most up to date information
- Filter: this option allows you to filter your reading list by section, tags, resource type, or subject (has a due date, marked as done, or marked as incomplete)
- Compact view: this option changes the size of the section boxes and text
- Search: this option allows you to search for items in the list
Your course readings can be grouped into sections. The sections available for courses will vary depending on the structure of individual courses. The number of citations available in each section is provided after the section title.
To open a section and view the citations, click on the section name or the “Toggle Section View” arrow.
Readings added to your reading list are called “citations” in the Library Reading List tool.
Each citation indicates the resource type.
You can see the progress of each citation with “Citation status” below each citation. Citations set to “Complete” are available and will be visible to students if the list is published.
Each citation will contain a way to access the reading, which will vary depending on the type of resources.
- Download: A file is available for students to view in the Library Reading List tool or download
- Available at: provides a list of print copies available in the University of Toronto Libraries [Please note, UTL libraries are closed, and curbside pick-up is not available at this time, however, access to Hathi Trust Emergency Access is available]
- View online: provides a link to the citation
For additional information about a citation, click on the citation box or title to open the detailed citation window.
You can leave Public or Private notes for each citation. Public notes are visible to all students and collaborators for the reading list. Private notes are only visible to the author of the note.
You can use the “Library Discussion” feature to communicate with library staff about specific citations.
Source: UofT Libraries website