Exporting and printing your reading lists


Talis Aspire Reading Lists allows staff and students to view and export an entire reading list, providing greater flexibility in how they can manage their reading and study.

Printing your reading list

Your reading list loads content on the page as the student scrolls down the list. This means using the web browser's own 'Print' facility does not print the entire list, but only what has been loaded in the browser window. To print the entire reading list you will need to use one of the export options.

Exporting your reading list

From the 'View & Export' menu:

RIS - This option downloads a Research Information Systems (RIS) file. This file can be imported into your reference management tool, or used to add bulk resources to your 'My bookmarks' area, and even create a new reading list. For information on RIS fields, please see the support article: Mapping RIS files to Talis Aspire.

CSV - This option downloads a Comma Separated Values (CSV) file, which allows data to be saved in a structured table format. It takes the form of a text file containing information separated by commas, hence the name. For further information on CSV files, please see the support article: Analysing data CSV files.

PDF - List - This option downloads a PDF of the list including sections.  Use this option when you want to print the entire list, not just those that have loaded on the visible part of the screen. This can be exported and printed for students to refer to when in the library gathering resources. The PDF also contains a QR code which can be scanned to take users back to the online version.

PDF - Bibliography - This option exports the full list of resources on the list, which may be alphabetical in the format of the citation style set on the page filter. Where the citation style has not been set on the list, the export will display the list in the chosen default citation style. The PDF also contains a QR code which can be scanned to take users back to the online version. For further information on citation styles see the support article: Default citation styles in Talis Aspire Reading Lists.

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