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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, Voyager and Primo.
  • 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.
  • Click on a title to view its current status.
  • For electronic content, click on 'View this Item'.
  • For physical content, click on ‘Reserve Item Details’ for the location, status and call number. To borrow the item, record the call number and show it to the Reserve Desk. These items have a shorter loan period and a higher overdue fine.

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