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Reading List Toolkit (Broaden My Bookshelf): Moving beyond traditional resources

Toolkit to help academics diversify reading lists



Box of Broadcasts playlist

Moving beyond traditional resources

Depending on your topic, it may be relevant and helpful to include resources beyond the traditional books and journal articles. These could include

  • Podcasts are available from many different sources. If there's an organisation you like to keep up to date with, they may well produce their own podcasts.Here is a small selection of some popular free podcast platforms.
  • Youtube videos
  • Broadcast media and films. We subscribe to:
    • Kanopy, which provides access to over 30000 documentaries, classic and independent films.
    • Box of Broadcasts, which enables streaming of radio and TV broadcasts from over 60 Freeview channels.
  • TED talks
  • Academic blogs. Many academics have their own personal blogs which can be found by googling or via their academic profile on their institution's web site.