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Open Access and OER: Finding Open and Affordable Resources

An introduction to the world of Open Access, free information resources like e-books, e-textbooks, and e-journals.

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Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Resources

4 Step Guide to Finding Open and Affordable Resources

Step 1: Plan Ahead

Allot plenty of time to find materials for your course, and consult your librarian liaison for assistance.

Step 2: Look For Your Current Text

Do you already have a text picked out for your course?

Step 3: Look for New Text

Would you like to find new course materials?

Step 4: Request for Purchase

Are there materials you want to use with your class that the library doesn't own? Fill out a "Request for Purchase" form to request books, CDs, music scores, or DVDs.

Create and Share OER?

Do you have course materials (syllabi, video tutorials, worksheets, activities, assignments, lesson plans, and more) that you would like to share? Fill out a Digital Project Proposal form and we will follow up with a consultation for your project.