Answered By: Gabriela Garcia
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2015     Views: 652

The Automated Reserves System (ARES) is a single point for instructors and students to access assigned class readings which can include articles from journals, periodicals or book chapters. ARES differs from Blackboard in that it is supported by USC Libraries staff.

In ARES, instructors can:

  • create a course site(s) within ARES to centralize their physical and electronic reserves access for students
  • submit physical reserve requests (book, personal book copies, DVDs, etc.) for their course(s)
  • submit electronic reserve requests for articles, book chapters, and other materials from library resources
  • upload their own or existing articles, book chapters, and other documents for their course(s)
  • clone (copy) a class from a previous semester or year and re-post reserve items without having to resubmit individual requests the following semester  
  • link to USC Libraries e-resources

ARES is maintained and operated by the USC Libraries' Integrated Document Delivery (IDD) department to manage physical and electronic reserve requests available from library resources.

For more information, consult this Research Guide.

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