External tool - Readings

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Readings iconThe Readings tool allows you to assemble materials of all types – physical books, ebooks, online or digitised book chapters, scholarly articles, videos, newspaper articles, websites, and more – in a structured, comprehensive resource list. 

Good practice guides and tip sheets

Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation. Links to readings-related resources are provided below. 

Considerations associated with compiling a reading list | Considerations associated with selecting a textbook

1. How does Readings work?

You can put any number of resource types into your readings list including (but not limited to):

  • books and book chapters
  • streaming videos
  • government reports
  • blogs
  • websites
  • lecture slides
  • an image from the Online Collections Catalogue (Flinders University Museum of Art)

2. Where can I find it?

Readings is added to every topic. If it has been removed from your topic, please contact your eLearning support team.
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3. What can I do in Readings?

  • Build your readings list from:
    • the Library collection
    • online browsing
    • databases
    • your own personal collection
  • Manage and update all your readings lists in one place, throughout the teaching period
  • Structure reading lists to your own teaching practices
  • Monitor student engagement through system analytics – view reports to see what citations students are looking at, see full-text access views, and when students are accessing resources

The Library will:

  • appropriately source licensed resources and manage copyright compliance
  • automatically add resources from Flinders' licensed subscriptions
  • maintain links and access


  • View the Readings Workshop FLO site for written instructions
  • Contact the Learning Access Team via the Readings query in Service One (Education Services).

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