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Reading lists: a guide for students

Postgraduate students

Reading lists for postgraduate students work the same way as reading lists for undergraduates, though you may find that the specifics of your course shape the amount or structure of material on your reading list. If you are new to the University of Lincoln and have not used online reading lists before (or have used a different reading list platform), familiarising yourself with the information about how to navigate your reading list and access materials on it will be useful to you. 

Depending on your course, your tutors may expect you to use the library catalogue to find relevant academic readings, especially if your course has a significant research element. Getting used to doing independent research can take some adjustment, so remember that your subject librarian is here to help you make the most of what the library has to offer. 

You can find further information about who your subject librarian is and how to book an appointment here

Postgraduate students are also encouraged to seek support from the library’s Writing Development team and the Math and Stats Help service:

Writing Development

Maths and Stats

As a postgraduate researcher, you may find that you need to use materials which are not in the library collection. The library’s More Books for Postgraduates service allows you to request that the library purchase a book for your research; and you also have access to the library’s inter-library loans service, which you can use to request that we borrow materials from other UK libraries on your behalf.  

More Books for Postgraduates

Inter-library loans