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Reading lists: a guide for students

Why is a reading list important?

Your reading list is an important tool for getting started with finding information on your module topic, and should be the first place you go to when looking for academic material to support your learning and for completing your assignments.

Each list contains material specifically selected by your module tutors which will help you to identify some of the authors and sources of information that are considered reliable and reputable. 

Your reading list can also save you time at the start of the research process as it provides easy access to key material, and usually includes guidance on which resources are considered essential, recommended or further reading, which will help you to prioritise your reading.  

Why is a reading list important?