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the online reading list system used at Brookes. Academics can create
Aspire lists for their modules which students can access via the
'Reading lists' link on the Library Web site and through Moodle. Aspire lists can contain links to books on LibrarySearch and web-based resources such as articles, web pages and even programmes on the BoB (Box of Broadcasts) database. If you would like to start using Aspire, contact your
Academic Liaison Librarian
Joanna Cooksey who can set up your account.
The full set of Aspire quick guides for academic staff are available here on RADAR
Adding resources to an Aspire list
Linking with your Moodle course
Make sure your Aspire list is displayed in the relevant Moodle course. One option is to embed weekly sections of the Aspire list in the weekly sections of your Moodle course - find out more.
For a list of relevant search services, see
Journals and Databases for English and Drama
Tools for expanding your search:
provides an archive of full-text articles from a range of academic journals with good coverage of literary journals. It also offers these features to help you expand your search:
Web of Science
- in spite of its name, this database covers all subject areas and includes the Arts and Humanities Citation Index. It's particularly useful for tracking citations to key articles. On Web of Science you can view an article and see a list of the
author’s 'Cited References' - those sources that influenced the author. You can also see the article's influence on subsequent publications via the 'Times Cited' option.
Find out more.