How to use your Reading List

All Blackboard modules should have an online reading list.

In your reading lists you can find resources that you will need to work through your module. It could include books, eBooks, journal articles, videos, audio-visual materials, scanned chapters and webpages.

To find your reading list click the “Reading List” button in your module’s menu in Blackboard.


You can also search for reading lists from the USW reading lists homepage but please make sure you are looking at the correct reading list by checking the module code.

Reading list homepage

If you do not have an online reading list for your module, contact your lecturer or Faculty Librarian.

How to use your Reading List

View the video below for more information about using Blackboard reading lists.

Quick Tips

Access Resources
Click the title or the Online Resource button – there are many resources available for you to read or view online, while other links will show you how you can access the resource.

Access your list

Filter your List
Use the Table of Contents to jump to a specific heading. Use Grouped by section or Apply filter to find different types of resources. The Recent changes button is used to find resources that have been added to the list since you last checked.


Personalise your List
You need to log-in to personalise your reading lists.

Log in

You can add notes and flag resources you have already read, are reading or plan to read.

Personalise your list