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LibGuide Demo

Rutgers University Libraries recommends that you choose the "15 Week Template" when creating your reading list. 

Edit a section:

  • Click on the ellipsis (3 horizontal dots) to the right of the section
  • Select Edit section.
  • After changes are made, click Save.

Add a new section:

  • Click New Section on the upper right.
  • Enter the information for the new section.
  • When done, click Create.

Move a section:

  • Move your mouse pointer to the right-hand side of the section until a blue bar appears.
  • Click and drag the section to your desired position.

Set date range for section (to control student access):

  • Click on the ellipsis (3 horizontal dots) to the right of the section
  • Select Edit section.
  • Enter from: and to: dates.
  • Check the box: "Section visible only during these dates."
  • Click Save.

The reading list tool allows you to upload your own resources, in addition to existing library resources. 

To upload your content:

  • Click on the ellipsis to the right of the section.
  • Select Add items.
  • A tray opens on the right.  Click the Create tab.
  • Add the Title.
  • Click the dropdown arrow next to Type and select the type.
    • If available, include the Author, Journal Title, and Publication Date.
  • Scroll down to the box where you are prompted to either drag a file to upload, or browse for a file.
  • In the Section box below, select the desired week in which to put your file.
  • Click Add on the bottom right.
  • From the new window, select the option that applies to your resource and click CONFIRM.

Some resources may be seen by instructors, but invisible to students.  These resources can be anything that is cataloged in our local system or uploaded by the instructor (via the Create tab).  Some things from the Search tab and everything from the Create tab will need to be Set complete manually.

To set complete in a reading list:

  • Go to the citation that is not complete.
  • Click the ellipsis (3 horizontal dots) to the right of the citation.
  • From the dropdown menu, select Set complete.

The link is now visible to students.

Reading lists are not visible to students until their publication status is changed from Draft to Published.

To publish a reading list:

  • Click on the ellipsis on the top-right.
  • Select Publish from the dropdown menu,
  • A box appears with Publish list options; check the box of your choice.
  • Click Confirm.

To view the reading list as your students would see it, use Student View.

Student View:

  • Click on the ellipsis (3 horizontal dots) on the upper right of the list.
  • Select View list as a student.
  • To exit Student View, click on the x on the bottom right of the page.

View usage information about the reading lists that you own or collaborate on.  The Reports information is divided into three sub-tabs:

  1. Usage - Student usage information about active, published reading lists.
  2. Inactive - Citation usage information about inactive (either past or future), published reading lists.
  3. Analysis - Graphical citation usage information about active, published reading lists.

To run reading list reports:

  • Click on the Reports link in the left-side navigation bar.

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