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Readings Online User Guide

Guide for academic staff using Readings Online. Please contact the Readings Online team for more details.
 Adding your content


In Readings Online, course materials or readings are added using one of five templates, which cover multiple genres (or types) of readings. Each template category covers multiple genres or types of reading, except for Website Pages which only have one standard template. Browse through the following lists of genres to identify which template you should use for the reading you wish to add. You can click on the corresponding button for more information on using that template.

Quick tips to minimise delays

Readings may be subject to processing delays. Key things to remember to minimise delays when adding new readings:

  1. Bibliographic details or metadata: Mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk, but the more details you provide, the better. These details are used to generate a citation for that reading.
  2. Hyperlinks are better than PDFs: Links to electronic versions of resources owned by Unimelb are preferred over PDFs, which will need to be reviewed by the Copyright Team.


  • Bill
  • Conference Paper
  • Journal Article
  • Legal Case
  • Legislation
  • Magazine Article
  • Newspaper Article
  • Preprint
  • Proceeding
  • Statute
  • Whole Journal
  • Book Chapter
  • Book Excerpts
  • Conference Paper
  • Document
  • Manuscript
  • Musical Score
  • Proceeding
  • Report
  • Whole Book
  • Broadcast
  • Non-music
  • Song

         Media Type:

  • Cassette
  • Digital Archive
  • Digital Audio File
  • LP
  • Other
  • Podcast
  • Tape
  • Unknown
  • Broadcast Excerpt
  • Figure
  • Graphic
  • Map
  • Motion Picture Excerpt

         Media Type:

  • Digital Image File
  • Digital Video File
  • DVD
  • Unknown
  • Video Tape

Just adding a website page?

Website Page