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Reading Lists Online: Home

UCC Reading Lists Online is a service provided by UCC Library, using Keylinks software, that will give students direct access to course readings via Canvas.

Reading Lists Online

Reading Lists for Canvas

UCC Reading Lists for Canvas is a service provided by UCC Library, using Keylinks software, that will give students direct access to course readings via Canvas. Lists can contain all the  resources that you expect your students to engage with during your course, including e-books, book chapters, e-journal articles, television programmes, web resources, and multimedia. Students can link  directly to these resouces from the module area in Canvas. They can also link to the library catalogue giving real time information on print book availability.


Click here to register a module

How to use Reading Lists Online: Academic Staff

During the initial phase of the service library staff will create your reading list for you . All you need to do is:

Register your module on this page
Send the list, in whatever format you have it, to

You can structure your list to suit the module structure and delivery or you can arrange your readings by the importance of each item (Essential, Recommended etc;) Please send your Word or Excel files via email. We also accept .ris files. These are files generated by referencing software such as Zotero and Endnote. Just choose to export them in .ris format and send us the file.

You can also create your list on One Search in the 'Search our Holdings' box below. Search for the items you require and for each item click the "Save this Item" icon . When you have chosen all items , click the list at the top and email it to us with the module code in the message section of the email.

We will create the list and send you instructions on how to place the link in Canvas. If you need to update it later we can do it for you or show you how to do it. We accept lists at any time.




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Why should I send my Reading Lists to the Library?

  • During the initial stage of the project any material on your reading list that is not stocked by the library will be ordered from a dedicated reading list fund that is supplementary to the Department’s book fund.  This will increase the amount your department has to spend on learning resources.

  • Reading lists are an easy and convenient way to organise and structure required course reading. Having your Reading Lists Online will ensure that all modules have a reading list available to students via Canvas

  • The lists are easily created and managed. Library staff will create the initial list for you and send instructions on how to add it to the module area in Canvas. We will show you how to create, update/edit the lists as required.

  • Online Reading Lists improve the student experience in accessing and engaging with content on their reading lists and ensures that library provision of required resources meets the teaching and learning needs of students and academic staff.

  • The Reading list service will provide usage data which will inform academics in the creation of future reading lists.

  • The Reading list service facilitates virtual access of module content thus supporting online teaching & learning.

See an example of a Reading List by clicking here

How to Add a Reading List to Canvas?

Reading List Process

We process lists in the order we receive them and work through them as quickly as possible.

Reading List Contact Details

Please contact us at

How to use Reading Lists Online: Students

Your online reading list provides access to the recommended readings on your module - including availability in the Library, access to online resources and scans of recommended chapters.

Access your reading lists by going to your module on Canvas and then clicking on the 'Reading Lists' menu item on the left of the screen.

Check library catalogue Get full text electronically. Check for other formats.

Reading List demo

Digitized Course Readings

When you want to place a scanned extract from a book or a print journal on your Reading List for Canvas, for use by students studying a particular module, just complete the form below and submit it to the library. (Please note you must have registered your class details first) Details will be checked against the DCS for copyright compliance. We will then scan the item and upload it to the DCS. This will generate a link which we will send to you to place on Canvas. The link can only be used for the course for which it was requested. If you want to use the same  article for another course just let us know. The university must own a copy of anything to be scanned. If we don't currently own a copy we may buy a copy or buy a copyright fee paid scan of the article from the British Library.

Make a Digitisation Request

Please note , you must login with your UCC Credentials