Tuesday, March 27, 2012

How to access electronic reserves


  1. Make sure the computer you are using has a PDF reader as all electronic reserves are in PDF format. All computers in the University Libraries have Adobe Acrobat already installed. Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free download available at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html.

  2. Access University Libraries home page.

  3. Click on CardCatNOTE: you must login to CardCat using your BSU username and password to access course reserves.

  4. Click on the Course Reserves link in the grey area in the top third of the CardCat page.

  5. Enter search criteria in text box (recommend using Instructor's name (eg Airriess) or Course Number (eg GEOG 121))

  6. Click on button that matches search criteria (eg Airriess, GEOG 121, etc.)

  7. Locate desired reserve from displayed list and Click on the Title hyperlink. Reserve information including the URL will be displayed.

  8. Click on the URL.

  9. Enter your BSU username and password if prompted.

  10. Click OK.

  11. Adobe Acrobat Reader or its plug-in will launch and display the document.

More information specific to Electronic Reserves can be located on the Course Reserves page titled “Search for Items on Reserve.”