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OER: Open Educational Resources: Library Resources as Textbook Alternatives

A collection of OER repositories, directories of learning objects, Open Access sources, and guides on creating OER textbooks.

A St. Thomas Faculty Perspective

Two Options to Help Faculty Deliver Course Materials

The librarians are happy to work with faculty to provide citations and/or durable links to resources for Canvas course sites.  In many cases, this should eliminate the need for coursepacks, saving the students money and saving the University copyright costs.  Contact your liaison librarian for assistance, or see our guides:

Resource Lists in Canvas: Collaborate with library staff to build and deliver a list of course materials in Canvas: add citations for both electronic and physical items from our collections, request digitization, short-term licensing, and other Course Reserves services.

Course Reserves: This is the traditional Course Reserves service, where physical items are placed on shelves behind the desk for short term loans or small portions are digitized through fair use and linked as short-term electronic reserves. This service is also included in Resource Lists.

Resources Lists in Canvas

Copyright Concerns

Find OER Materials in Library Search

Once you have searched for your topic in Library Search, limit your search to show only Open Access materials.