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Find Course Reserves (ARES)

How to Use ARES Course Reserves System

  • Log in to the Ares Course Reserves system using your UG Central login ID.
  • The Main Menu displays the courses you have materials on reserve for in the current semester.
  • Click on a course to:
    • See the status and availability of items on reserve for that course
    • Add new reserve items
    • Sign up for course email notifications
    • Find instructions on how to include Ares course reserve readings in your CourseLink pages
    • View, edit, or delete individual readings, or tag them so students can find and sort them more easily
  • Using menus on the left, click on:
    • 'Create A Course List' to add a new course
    • 'Previous Course Lists' to view reserve items used in previous semesters
    • 'Clone Course Lists' to reactivate previously reserved materials
    • 'Course Proxy Users' to enable others to add course reserve items on your behalf
    • 'Switch to Student Mode' to view your course list as your students see it (Note: students only see currently available items; not items being processed)
    • Use 'Reserve Item Usage' to see which items students are using

How to Send Primo Items to ARES Course Lists

  • Search in Primo for books, journal articles, audio-visual items, and other materials you wish to place on reserve.
  • When you locate the record you wish to add, click on the ‘Details’ tab.
  • From the right-side Actions menu, click on one of the suitable Ares options (i.e. Ares-Book, Ares-Book Chapter, Ares-Article, Ares-E-Book, or Ares-Video).
  • The Primo record will be sent to the ‘Add Items’ form in Ares. You may be prompted to log in to Ares if you haven't already.
  • Complete any missing details on the form, and click ‘Submit’.  Your item will be added to Ares with all of the details from the Primo record included.

Communicating Course Reserves

Ares allows instructors to:

  • Communicate curriculum content with students.
    • Give students an easy-to-use, customizable interface for viewing course reserve readings.
    • Automatically notify students by e-mail when Reserve items become available.
  • Communicate curriculum content with library staff.
    • View up-to-the-minute data indicating which items are being used by students
  • Communicate curriculum content with faculty.
    • Reactivate (clone) course reserves lists used in previous semesters, or create completely new ones.

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