Electronic Reserves Introduction

 

ERes is the library’s  electronic reserves system where material including articles and multimedia can be retrieved 24/7 from anywhere in the world.

Students and faculty can now access reserves material from the dorm room, office, from home and from anywhere in the world 24/7. as well as from the library. The readings are always available; you no longer need to wait for the item to be returned, no more time limits, and late fee charges no longer apply.

To start Electronic Reserves, start at the PVAMU (http:\\www.pvamu.edu) home page click on the library icon to the left (www.pvamu.edu/Library).

 home page click on the library icon

 

From the top navigation bar on any of the library’s web pages (http://www.pvamu.edu/Library), click on Electronic Reserves.

 

 click on Electronic Reserves.

This is the main page of Electronic Reserves. To the right is News Announcements window. Check this window to check if there is a known issue with the Electronic Reserves system or to see if a maintenance downtime has been scheduled. There is also an email and a phone number you can call if you need help.

News Announcements window

this window to check if there is a known issue with the Electronic Reserves system or to see if a maintenance downtime has been scheduled. There is also an email and a phone number you can call if you need help

 

To the left are other useful links and information.  The first item is the “Start Here” link which we will get back to in just a few moments.

 

The links below are support links meaning links which might help you to access files on Eres. For example, the majority of documents on Electronic Reserves are in PDF (Acrobat Reader) format. You must have Acrobat Reader to view PDF files, which is free to download. A link here points you to Acrobat Reader’s vendor Adobe where you can down load the file. Most systems already have Acrobat Reader loaded.  The best way to know if you have Acrobat Reader loaded on your computer is to try loading a PDF file.

 

Acrobat Reader

Go to the top item and click on START HERE TO ACCESS Electronic Reserve & Reserves Pages

 START HERE TO ACCESS Electronic Reserve & Reserves Pages

 

On this Electronic Reserves page, there are three main sections. You can click on the one you prefer to search by.

 

On this Electronic Reserves page, there are three main sections. You can click on the one you prefer to search by.

 

  •  The first option is Search for Course Reserve Pages – You can search any search field by selecting a course Number, Course Name, Section Name, Department or Instructor. You will also need to select “contains” or “start with“. Enter the word you wish to search in the next box to the right. Then click search.
  • The middle option is Course Reserve pages by Department –  where you can search by Department. Select the Department by clicking on the down arrow and then select the search button. All of the courses for that department are listed. Please note the proceeding code JBC for John B. Coleman Library, MU for the Music Library, and NWC for the Northwest Campus.

The middle option is Course Reserve pages by Department

  • The third option is Course Reserves Pages by Instructor

 The third option is Course Reserves Pages by Instructor

Now click on the Course Reserve page by Instructor. Select on the instructor Bell and then click on Search. In this example you will see one course page. Click on the course number JBC-COB-MGMT3333.

Now click on the Course Reserve page by Instructor. Select on the instructor Bell and then click on Search. In this example you will see one course page. Click on the course number JBC-COB-MGMT3333.

This page has a copyright page. All reserves are protected by copyright laws. Please read this statement.

This page is password protected. The password in this case it is mgmt3333. You may either type in the number or cut and paste the number in the password box. You can do this by highlighting “MGMT3333” and pressing Ctrl-C to copy the highlighted text and then click in the password box and press Ctrl-V to paste the text. By entering the password and agree to fair use of this document. Once you enter the password, click on the Accept button.

The next screen provides you with the course readings and resources. The third column lets you know the format of the resource for example a PDF or web document.

The next screen provides you with the course readings and resources. The third column lets you know the format of the resource for example a PDF or web document.

 

There may be different types of files such as PDF, audio, PowerPoint, Excel and links to web sites like this example at the bottom of this Screen.

Click on one of the PDF documents. The document page appears. There may be more than parts of this document depending on the length of the document. In this example there is just one document. Click on the file name. The screen will go blank and after a few moments the documents should appear in the. If you receive a document error in this example, this means the Acrobat Reader is not loaded on your computer. Within Acrobat Reader you may rotate the screen and enlarge the text. If you have a printer attached, you may print the document. You may also save the document for later viewing or printing.

 

You may also save the document for later viewing or printing.

 

 

You may also save the document for later viewing or printing.

To exit out or to go back on screen, you can either click on the Close button or click on the X in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

Thank you for viewing this online tutorial. If you have additional questions, you may email us at AskaLibrarian@pvamu.edu or call us at  (936) 261-1535.

 

 


 

 

Subject Content by Juanita Walker, Assistant Director, Public Service
Maintained by Karl Henson, Library Webmaster
Updated 12/14/2011

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