Finding and Accessing Assigned Readings

Most UMUC classes no longer require students to purchase textbooks; instead, required readings have been made available in online classrooms.

The links below lead to information about how to find and access readings in online classrooms.


Finding readings in non-ELM classes

To find assigned readings in non-ELM classes (again, these are classes with a 4-digit course code, such as BMGT or MGMT), click on the Content link from the menu bar toward the top of your classroom:

You can then use the links on the left-hand side of the page to find assigned readings. Depending on how your class was set up, readings may be available from eReadings and/or eReserves sub-menu links available from the Course Resources menu, or they may be available from links that have been set up for each module of your class, etc.

If your class has readings in eReserves, when you click on the eReserves link in the center of your screen, you'll be taken to a page that lists all eReserves items for your class. Items are sorted alphabetically by title by default, but you can click on the links at the top of each column in the table to sort by other categories. For more information about eReserves, see How to Access eReserves (Students).

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Finding readings in ELM classes

Assigned readings for ELM classes (again, these are classes with a 3-digit course code, such as MBA) are integrated into the course content for your class, and all course content is available from the Projects links that are available from the bottom right-hand side of your classroom:

To access readings, click on the link for a project and then use the menu options on the left-hand side of the resulting page to access the course content for your class, including links to required readings. Links for required readings and other required activities will be in blue font with the following icon next to them: . The readings/activities will open in a new window or tab when you click on the blue link.

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Accessing Books24x7 readings

If you get an error message saying that you must log in through your library when you click on a link in your classroom to access a Books24x7 book, the following workaround should get you access to the book:

  1. First, go directly to the Books24x7 home page and log in with your MyUMUC credentials if prompted. Doing this will set a Books24x7 cookie in your browser.
  2. Next, click on the Books24x7 textbook link in your classroom. The link should now take you to the book.
  3. You can repeat this process if you get the error message again.

Please report the issue to your instructor, too, so that the problem can be fixed for your class and for future classes.

For more information, see Books24x7 Linking Issues.

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If you have any questions about these instructions, please ask a librarian.

If you're still unable to find your assigned readings after looking in the areas of your classroom discussed on this page, please contact your instructor.


Created August 13, 2015; updated January 29, 2018