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What is ARES?

  • The Automated Reserves System (Ares) is a course reserve management system.
  • Ares is a single-point access for instructors and students for online reserve services.
  • As a hands-on, instructor driven tool, it allows instructors to make course materials available to enrolled students.
  • Ares is designed for e-resources, but also manages physical items.
  • Ares is integrated with CourseLink, Alma and Omni.
  • It incorporates copyright and accessibility management.

What course materials can I expect on ARES?

Ares is a one-stop shop for students and faculty alike. Resources one can expect to appear on ARES include:

  • Scanned documents (PDFs)
  • Links to e-journals
  • Links to e-books and book chapters
  • PowerPoints
  • Faculty-generated materials
  • Links to websites
  • Links to open access and public domain content
  • Streaming media – video and audio
  • Library books 
  • Faculty personal books

Why use ARES?

  • Custom course lists
  • Seamless interface with CourseLink (SSO)
  • Simplifies off-campus access
  • Accessible content 
  • Favourites List
  • Citation export
  • One-stop shop for course materials
  • Copyright checking for all materials submitted
  • Copyright permissions obtained and paid for
  • AODA compliance ensured
  • Easily integrated into CourseLink
  • Stable links to library e-content

How do I access ARES course reserves?

How to Get ARES Course Reserve Material

  • Login to the ARES Course Reserve System by using your UG Central login ID.
  • Click on a course to display both the electronic and hard copy course reserve readings available.
  • For electronic content, click on 'View Item'.
  • For physical content, click on ‘Show Details’ for the location, status, loan period, and call number. To borrow the item, locate it in the Self-Serve Reserve Collection on the first floor of the library, then check it out using the adjacent self-check unit. These items have a shorter loan period and a higher overdue fine than other library materials.

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