Option 1- Non-Blackboard users (Blackboard users skip to Option 2 below)
At the Reserve Processing System Home page (https://reserves.library.cornell.edu/ares/), make sure you've selected "Switch to Instructor View", then select the course you wish to edit. On the "Reserve Requests" tab, click the "Add Reserve Items" button.
Select the type of item you wish to add (book, video, etc).
After selecting the item format, you will be brought to an input screen where you will enter the citation information. Select the library where your reserve items will be located (Pickup Location) and specify the loan period.
Option 2- Blackboard users
Start on your course's Blackboard "Course Reserves" page (to get here in Blackboard, click on the course you are teaching from the "My Courses" list. Then on the left hand menu, click "Tools". From the options at right choose "Course Reserves")
Click on the "Add Requests" tab; you will need to enter each reserve item seperately. Click on the icon representing the format type of the first item (book, video, etc).
If you wish to add multiple items at once, click the "Import Items" icon at the end. Use a citation manager (RefWorks, EndNote, Mandalay) to create a list in "RIS format" and then past the text file into the box.
To import items from another reserve list, select from the courses displayed under "Previous Courses.
Once you select the item type, you will move to a new screen where you will be prompted to enter additional bibliographic information as well as the library location (for print materials) and the loan period. To use the "Search and Import" feature, click the "Search the Catalog/Import Items" button. You can import citation information using three methods: "Search classic catalog", "Import via ISBN", and "Import via citation manager".
"Search Classic Catalog" will import bibliographic information from the library catalog. Enter your search. Select the item you want from the results.
At the bottom of the item display will be a Shortcut link for that item, containing a "BBID" number (up to 7 digits). Copy the BBID number and paste it into the "Item's BBID" box at the top left of the Import Record screen. Click "Import Item."
Review the citation information. If there are problems, manually edit the information, or click the "Clear" button to start over. When all is correct, click the "Submit Item" button. The item will appear on your "Reserve Requests" tab (this will not be instantaneous).
"Import via ISBN" will import information using an ISBN search of WorldCat; enter ISBN numbers (copied from Amazon or another vendor) into search.
"Import from Citation Manager" will import information from your citation management tool (RefWorks, End Note).