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Reading Lists

This guide provides information about reading lists

Copyright information

All documents included in Reading Lists must adhere to current copyright limits: 

  • 10% or 1 chapter of a book, whichever is greater,
  • one article per journal issue,  or more than one if it is for the same research topic.

Please see the Copyright guide page on class readings for more details.

Please email your questions to Copyright Officer at UC.

Need to communicate with Library staff?

Use Library Discussion (at right of the Reading List screen).

Copyright Act and Database Vendor Licensing Compliance

Can I place my own PDF scans on Canvas pages?

Reading Lists staff monitor Copyright Act (Cth) compliance on behalf of Academic staff to ensure the University does not breach the relevant section of the Copyright Act (Cth).

If Academic staff upload their own files, there is the potential that they may unknowingly not comply with the Fair dealing exemption of the Copyright Act (Cth).

When the University is periodically audited by the Copyright Agency, the library team are able to provide assurance of compliance with the Fair dealing exemption. More information, see Copyright.

Journal articles in subscription databases:

The University's licences with database vendors provide access to subscribed journal content. The library team where possible, will always provide access via a link; whereas lecturers placing a PDF directly onto UCLearn (Canvas) will breach the University's license conditions.