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Your instructor has put certain items on course reserve to ensure that you and your classmates can all access your required readings. You can find out what items have been placed on reserve by visiting the ReserveReadings tab in your Nexus course.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get my course reserves?

When I try to open the ReserveReadings tab, it keeps asking me to log in but won't let me through. What can I do?

Why can't I see any course reserves listed on Nexus?

Why doesn't the View Item link take me directly to the assigned chapter/article?

Why can't I see my ebook?

 

How do I get my course reserves?

Visit the ReserveReadings tab in your Nexus course and scroll down to see the Reserve Items table, then click the View Item link next to the item you want to see. Depending on the type of course reserve, the link will take you to a PDF, a website, or a library catalogue record. See Why doesn't the View Item link take me directly to the assigned chapter/article? for more information on accessing certain kinds of items.

 

When I try to open the ReserveReadings tab, it keeps asking me to log in but won't let me through. What can I do? 

Please email reserve@uwinnipeg.ca so we can look into the probem. While we work on a solution, you can still access your course reserves by logging in directly to the Ares Course Reserves System

 

Why can't I see any course reserves listed on Nexus?

There are two common reasons why you may not be able to see anything under the ReserveReadings tab:

  1. Your instructor may not have placed anything on reserve. Check your syllabus or ask your instructor to confirm if something is supposed to be on reserve.
  2. Course reserves are only visible between the first and last day of classes. You won't see anything before the semester starts or after the exam period ends.

If neither of the above explanations applies, please email reserve@uwinnipeg.ca for help. Be sure to include both your course code and Webadvisor username when contacting Reserves.

 

Why doesn't the View Item link take me directly to the assigned chapter/article?

Whenever possible, we link to a library catalogue record instead of the reading itself because these are stable links – meaning you don't have to worry about the link breaking in the middle of the semester. To view the assigned reading, follow the link under the Access Online heading. If there are multiple links, that means the material is held in multiple databases – all of the links take you to the same content, just through different sources.

 

Library catalogue record showing Access Online links. 

If your assigned reading is an ebook chapter, the link will take you to the full ebook and you will have to look up the chapter using the table of contents (just like you would with a print book). The assigned chapter appears under the book's title (the part in bold font) in the Reserve Items table.

 

If your assigned reading is an article, the link will sometimes take you to the full journal instead of a specific article (this is set up by the journal itself, so the Library can't change it). If this happens, you can navigate to the article you need as long as you know the article title, year of publication, and volume and issue number. All of this information can be found in the library catalogue record:

 

Library catalogue record indicating where to find an article's title, date, and volume and issue numbers.

 

Why can't I see my ebook?

Some of our ebooks have a limited user model. This means only a certain number of people (usually 1 or 3) can read the ebook at the same time. You will need to wait until someone closes their browser for another “copy” to become available – a bit like waiting for someone to return a print book before you can read it yourself. If you've tried several times to access an ebook and can't get through, email reserve@uwinnipeg.ca for help.

 

Contact

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Please include your course code and Webadvisor username when contacting Reserves for help.

Email: reserve@uwinnipeg.ca

Phone: 204.786.9809