Finding Items on Reserve
Course Reserves are supplementary course materials that an instructor makes available to his/her students either physically in the library (print reserves) or online (electronic reserves). Examples are: books, journal articles, homework assignments, case studies, sample exams etc.
To find print reserves search the Acorn
catalog by instructor, course name or course number.
To find electronic reserves login to OAK: Online Access to Knowledge, to find electronic reserves for your course listed under the E-Reserves content area.
Note: Some libraries maintain printed lists of the currently available
print reserve materials. Print reserves may be photocopied or checked
out of the library for short periods of time, but circulation
policies vary from library to library. Each divisional
library handles their print reserves somewhat differently so
you may want to ask for help at your library's Circulation or Reserves
Electronic Reserves are digitized materials that are made available
to students inside and outside of the library via the campus computer
network. Ereserves are typically scanned versions of print reserves
or links to articles and other types of documents in full-text electronic
resources. Ereserves are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
from anywhere on or off campus to authorized Vanderbilt users. Ereserve documents are usually scanned in PDF format, which
requires the installation of the Acrobat
Reader plugin in order to read and print the files. Because
of copyright restrictions some course reserve materials cannot be
made available electronically.
Off-campus access to ERes requires the use of your VUnetID
and password. For help with off-campus access
please see: Tips
for Accessing Library Resources from Outside the Library
Updated June 2005