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Course Resources @ AUT

A guide to Course Resources for students and lecturers.

Finding my resource lists

There are two places for students to find resource lists for their courses:

  • Your course on Blackboard. Links to your Course Resources List in Blackboard may appear as a button in the left hand menu or may be embedded in course content next to this icon:
  • Directly from the Course Resources home page . Find resource lists for your courses by typing your course code, course name or lecturer's name into the search box. If you aren't certain of these details, you can browse through from your faculty to your course using the link below the search box.

Screen shot of Course Resources Home Page

Using my resource lists

Lists are often divided into sections. You can re-organise if you want to by using “filter” by author or title or by viewing the list’s table of contents and grouping your readings by type or importance.

Selecting View Bibliography allows you to view or download the resource list as a formatted reference list.

Many resources are available online, as indicated by the Online Resource button.

Click on the button to access the resource – perhaps an ebook, online journal article or streaming video. If prompted, enter your AUT network username and password.


Please note: if you are using an iOS device to view online resources you may have to hold down the Online Resource button and select Open in New Tab. To view digitised content you will be prompted to log in. Then click on View digitisation in a new window.


If the resource you are after is a physical item like a print book or DVD, click on the title in your list and the new page will tell you where it is held in the library.

If the item is available, make a note of the Shelf Mark (call number) and location so you can find it on the shelf. If it's out on loan, click on the View in Library Search button to go to Library Search and place a hold.

Some readings have been scanned from print resources by the library. You can identify these by the Digitisation heading that appears on the record page when you click the Online Resource button.

To view this content you may be asked to login with your AUT network username and password.

Using Course Resources study tools

By creating a profile in Course Resources you'll get access to some helpful tools for organising your study and tracking your progress. Login to Course Resources using your usual AUT network username and password. Select Create a Profile from the top menu bar.  You need do this only once, and you can set your profile to private if you wish (recommended). For more information about managing your resource lists and using resources from the lists for your assignments, see the video Manage your resource lists in Course Resources.

You can set your reading intentions on the resources in a list. This means selecting from Will read, Reading now, Have read or Won't read in the Read status drop-down menu next to each item. To see all your resources organised by these reading intentions, go to View Profile under your profile name. If you keep the reading intentions updated, it provides a way of keeping track of your progress.

You can add private study notes about resources. These notes are private to you and can include reminders for assignments, quotes, questions, etc. which can be helpful to refer to when you write your assignments. View all your notes in your profile by opening the tab My Notes.

Finally, you can export an entire reading list, or reading list section, to EndNote by clicking Export Citations and selecting the correct citation style.

Finding and using Course Resources in video