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Textbook Alternatives: Library Resources as Text Alternative

Of interest to faculty and students looking for alternatives to costly textbooks.

Request Library Course Reserves

Course Reserves

Use the libraries' large number of subscription journals, ebooks, and streaming video as alternatives to textbooks for your students. They pay for this material with their tuition. They shouldn't have to pay again for similar material.

Put materials on reserve and make finding and accessing them easy for your students.

Physical print copies can also be put on reserve. Sections of books can be scanned and made available online. Talk with your liaison librarian about what you'd like or need. Then fill out the form for your library.


Search Tips:

  • to focus your search, use the limits on the left side of the result page
  • try the Peer Review limit to focus your results on scholarly articles
  • learn more about LibrarySearch

e-Content on Canvas as alternative to Coursepacks

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 on: