ARES or Automated Reserves is a repository for class readings and visual aids. All items have been vetted for copyright compliance prior to being made available to students.
When you first click on the Course Readings link in BlackBoard you enter the Automated Course Reserves (ARES) site.
In the Course Details section, you have the option of subscribing to email notifications by entering your email address.
You also can create a hot list of readings that you will use often or are of particular interest to you. This provides easy access to those specific items.