My Unit Readings help

My Unit Readings enables teaching staff to create and manage unit reading lists which comply with Copyright and are easily accessible to students.

My Unit Readings provides direct links to:

  • eBooks, online articles, digitised book chapters,
  • websites, and online videos, and
  • Library Catalogue records for print items.

Students can access My Unit Readings from within their LMS unit, via My Units or the Library homepage.

How do I add material to My Unit Readings?


Reuse an existing list

Published lists will be rolled over by Library staff in December to the following year. You can add additional material to the new list if required. The original list will then be archived.

Create a new list

If you want to create a new list yourself, follow the instructions in the User Guide (PDF 2.1MB).

If you would like the Library to create or edit a reading list for you, email reserve@murdoch.edu.au at least six weeks before the start of the teaching period.

Specify how your reading list should be organised; by week, topic or resource type.

We will need the following details for each item:

Citation of the Resource Position in list Special conditions
Include publication details such as author(s), title, chapter, edition, date, ISBN, ISSN, URL, etc. For example. 'Week 1' or 'Topic 1'. Mark as essential or recommended, any notes for students.

Requests will be processed as quickly as possible in order of receipt.

Requests received 6 weeks before the start of the teaching period Requests received less than 6 weeks before the start of the teaching period
The Library will commit to have all items held within the collection available for the first week of teaching The Library will process requests as quickly as possible but cannot assume responsibility for the availability of items in time for the start of teaching

Need more information?

Contact reserve@murdoch.edu.au or call (08) 9360 6530.

User Guide for Teaching staff

Download User Guide
PDF 2.1MB (Updated Feb 2017)

Copyright information

Digitised readings are subject to the restrictions of the Copyright Act’s Part VB licence. Only one chapter or 10% of a given book may be digitised and made available online at any one time across the University.

Usually, only one article from an issue of a journal may be digitised and made available for a unit; 2 or more articles may be copied from the same issue if they address closely related topics. For more information, see Teaching Support for Academic Staff - Copyright Matters.