Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I can't find a reading list for my module
  2. What does it mean by 'key text' or 'recommended to buy'?
  3. How do I find copies of items in the library?
  4. How can I find other editions of books?
  5. What do I do if it's not in the library?
  6. I can't link to the electronic resource
  7. Access from off campus?
  8. How can I print a reading list?

1. I can't find a reading list for my module

Not all modules have reading lists on this system, please contact library or Jumei Zhang if a module is not included here.

2. What does it mean by 'key text' or 'recommended to buy'?

'Key texts' are highly recommended reading and the library will undertake to stock these.
Texts which you are 'recommended to buy' are essential for your course and are likely to be of subsequent use in your professional career.

3. How do I find copies of items in the library?

Click on the UNNCLOC button to find the item in the Library Online Catalogue. Then click on 'availability' to check the availability of copies.

4. How can I find other editions of books?

Click on the UNNCLOC button to find the recommended edition in the library Online Catalogue.
Then click on the underlined number to the left hand side of the listing to see the full record. It is then possible to click underlined links to find related records (eg click on the title to show other editions; click on the author to find other works by the same author).

5. What do I do if it's not in the library?

The library undertakes to stock all recommended texts but sometimes this is not possible as items go out of print. Sometimes you are expected to buy copies of texts.

6. I can't link to the electronic resource

  • There could be a problem with the remote server, in which case it may be best to try back later.
  • Some links to the full text of documents may require Adobe Acrobat to display the PDF (Portable Document Format) file. You need the Acrobat Reader installed to view these files. If you are using a workstation in a Computer Room then the Acrobat Reader should already be installed. Other users may need to install it themselves (please contact your normal computer support route for installation help and advice).
    These may be large files and so may take several minutes to download depending on your network connection.

7. Access from off campus?

Full text access is automatic for people accessing these pages via the University network. If you are off campus then you will be prompted for your NDS (Novell) username and password.

8. How can I print a reading list?

Select the 'Printer friendly version' radio button at the end of the reading list and click the 'View again' button to redisplay the reading list in a print friendly format. Use the print options within your browser to print the page and then use the back button to return.