How the library can help with ebooks and ebook chapters for your Spring course
How the library can help with ebooks and ebook chapters for your Spring course Online
For instructors building out a course, searching for content can be time consuming, and locating content that considers affordability adds another layer of time. Ebooks and ebook chapters provided by the library can help ease financial burdens for students and time constraints for instructors.
From renowned academic publishers such as Cambridge, Wiley, Sage, and Taylor and Francis to open educational resources like those found in SUNY Open Textbooks, Open BC Textbooks, and OAPEN, the Faculty Select database covers a variety freely available options. The database also includes features that can help instructors locate library provided course content, open content, and course content the library can purchase with your request.
Some key features of the Faculty Select database include:
- Cover to cover previews. Preview the ebook to determine whether the ebook or individual chapters will work for your course.
- Persistent links. You’ll immediately get access to a link to add to your course when the content is either paid for by the library or openly available.
- Request ebooks/chapters: If you find content through Faculty Select that the library does not own, you can easily request that we purchase it for your course
In this session, we'll review the Faculty Select database and discuss other course content related questions.