Information for Students about Readings
The Readings Collection
Key topic resources are generally held in the Readings Collection of the Library. The Readings Collection is designed for high demand materials, such as items from required reading lists. The types of materials available in the Readings collection include:
- videos and DVDs of lectures
- topic handbooks/readers
Each of the Flinders University Libraries has its own Readings Collection. Readings items are held behind the loans desk and you need to borrow the resource to use it. Most items in Readings may be borrowed for two hours or overnight.
eReadings are accessible via the Internet. You will need your FAN and password to access eReadings from off campus. eReadings include essential course materials such as;
- journal articles
- book chapters
Finding all items in Readings and eReadings for your topic
In your FLO topic, go to the the Readings and Library Resources link and choose Readings. You'll see a list of all Readings and eReadings available for your topic. This search will bring up everything that has been put into Readings, including books, articles, videos and DVDs.
Alternatively you can search via the library catalogue. Go to the library catalogue and choose the Readings Tab. You can then search for the instructor, department, course, or section you require.
Help with finding your Readings
There are 2 tutorials available to help you -
How do I know if a book is in the Readings Collection?
When searching for a book in FindIt@Flinders, in the results view click on 'Availability' against the desired book. This tab will show you the locations where the book is held, and a book in Readings will have the library location (e.g. Sturt Library) with 'Readings 2 hour loan' next to it.