User Guide to Creating Reading Lists (February 2008 edition)
This Guide is available in one large PDF file (3.7MB) or as individual images which are listed below. The images have commentary and instructions on how
to use the many features of the Reading List Creation and Editing Tools.
User created reading lists is a new feature of the Online Library of Liberty.
It is designed to help professors & teachers more easily use the resources
of the OLL in their teaching. You could link to individual OLL pages from your
own website, or you could use our list creation & editing tool to gather
them all into one location, post this page on the OLL website, and give the
URL of this page to your students.
OLL reading lists automatically contain the full bibliographical information
for each book, its URL, & the date the page was accessed. All you need
to do is browse the OLL website & select the items you want,
then add some description, a title, & any instructions you might have for
the students. Your students can also use the other resources of the OLL to
do further reading if they wish to. We have a number of samples of user created
reading lists for you to look at for guidance & inspiration.
Summary of Steps
This is a summary of the steps needed to create a reading
- Sign up for
an account (approval sent by email)
- Login as a list creator
- Create a new Reading List
- Browse the OLL website selecting material for
your reading list
- Edit your reading list
- Submit your reading list for approval
- approval & posting of your Reading
list on the OLL website (notification by email)
Step-by-step Guide to Creating Your Own Reading List
General info about User Created Reading Lists
How to start creating your own Reading List
Creating your first Reading List
Editing Your First Reading List [For more information about editing and formatting the text of your Readig List see this page]
Logging in again to create additional reading lists
Things to Note
- to add an Essay from the Forum or a book/chapter from the Library to your
reading list you must have that essay, book, or chapter open in your browser.
- you cannot at present add part of a PDF file to your Reading list. If you
wish to include a PDF version of a book in your list you can do so via the
table of contents page.
- you need to log out once you have finished creating
your reading list, otherwise the “Reading List Editor’s Tool” box
will continue to be displayed in your browser as you visit other pages in
the OLL website.