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Using the Library: Course Reserves

Course Reserves

Professors can place books and articles on Course Reserves.

 

Physical (print) reserves are held at the Reserve desk located on the second floor of the library next to the Circulation Desk. Print reserves can usually be checked out for short periods of time.

 

Online reserves require a password. Your professor will give you the password.

Course Reserves Terminology

Author/Creator

Refers to the author of the item on Reserve.  

 

Course Name 

Refers to the class for which the item is on Reserve. 

Example: MLIS 7000

 

Course Instructor 

Refers to the instructor of the class who has put the items(s) on Reserve.  

 

Course ID 

Refers to the course ID of the class. 

Example:  7000-604

 

Course Department

Refers to the discipline/major of the items on Reserve. 

Example: Master Library Science, English 

 

Reserve Desk

Refers to the desk on the second floor of the library (near the Main Circulation Desk) where you can pick up physical items held on Reserve. 

 

Course Reserves

Directions:

 

  • Go to the library's home page.
  • Scroll down and look for the box on the left labeled Collections.

 

Library home page with an arrow pointing to Course Reserves in the Box Collections

 

  • Click on Course Reserves. 
  • You can also access Course Reserves directly from the GIL-Find catalog. Click on the tab Course Reserves so that it is highlighted in gray. 

 

Example of Simple Search in Course Reserves:

Course Reserves Basic Search

 

Example of Advanced Search in Course Reserves: 

Course Reserves Advanced Search screen

 

 

  • You can use a Simple Search or an Advanced Search in Course Reserves. We recommend the Advanced Search because it allows you to search more specifically for a Course name or instructor. 

 

 

Course Reserves Advanced Search with drop down menu with the choices of in the title, as author/creator, in subject, Course Name, Course Instructor, Course ID, Course Department

 

  • On the Advanced Search, use the drop-down menu to select how you want to refine your search and enter those terms in the next search field. 

 

Course Reserves Advanced Search with Course name selected from drop-down menu and MLIS 7100 entered in search field

 

  • Click Go.
  • The search results will list the available items on reserve.

Reserve Desk

If the item has a status of "Available at Odum Library Reserve Desk - 2nd Floor - Odum Library", then the item will be available for a limited checkout at the Reserve Desk. The Reserve Desk can be located on the second floor of Odum Library, on the north side towards the pedestrian walkway.  

 

Result in Course Reserves search showing that the item is available at Reserves Desk

 

 

 

Online Access

If the item has Library Location: Electronic Reserve Item then it is online.

 

  • Click on the title to go to the item record.
  • Click on View it.
  • Under Full text available at, click view full text
  • Enter the password supplied by your professor and the PDF will open.
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