Accessing eResources Remotely

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Open Content Textbooks

Bookboon
As a global eBook publisher, Bookboon.com offers a wide range of over 900 textbooks for students and 600 eBooks for business professionals in 7 languages.

College Open Textbooks
College Open Textbooks has peer-reviewed more than 100 open textbooks for use in community college courses and identified more than 550: College Open Textbooks has already peer-reviewed several new open textbooks for use in community college courses and identified more than 250 others for consideration. Open textbooks are freely available for use without restriction and can be downloaded or printed from web sites and repositories.

Global Text Project
Available in Chinese, English, and Spanish, subjects encompass business, computing, education, health, science, and social science.

Louisiana Statewide Common Course Catalog
Using the Louisiana Statewide Common Course Catalog, LOUIS created and maintains a list of potential open educational resources (OERs) that faculty may choose to adopt in their courses. The Open Textbook Library is the primary source of OER content for this project and content from other OER repositories will be included on an ongoing basis

Merlot II
MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.

Open Access Textbooks (Florida)

OER Commons - Open Educational Resources
OER Commons is a digital public library and collaboration platform, informed by the organization's pioneering efforts in knowledge management and educational innovation. It offers a comprehensive infrastructure for curriculum experts and instructors at all levels to identify high-quality OER and collaborate around their adaptation, evaluation, and use to address the needs of teachers and learners.

OpenStax College (Rice University)

Open Textbook Library
Open Textbook Library has real, complete textbooks licensed so teachers and students can freely use, adapt, and distribute the material. Open textbooks can be downloaded for no cost, or printed inexpensively.

SAGE eTextbooks
This is a 12-month evidence based acquisitions project with LOUIS' Affordable Learning LOUISiana to provide free, open content textbooks to Louisiana college students. This project runs through Spring, 2018.

SUNY Open Textbook initiative
Open SUNY Textbooks is an open access textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries and supported by SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants. This pilot initiative publishes high-quality, cost-effective course resources by engaging faculty as authors and peer-reviewers, and libraries as publishing service and infrastructure.

University of Minnesota Open Academics
Digital textbooks cover accounting and finance, business and management, computer science, economics, general ed, humanities, law, math and statistics, natural and physical sciences, and social sciences. - See more at:

Professional Resources

AAUP: American Association of University Professors
The mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education; to promote the economic security of faculty, academic professionals, graduate students, post‐doctoral fellows, and all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education; to help the higher education community organize to make our goals a reality; and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good.

Academia.edu is a place where you can share your research and follow other people in your field.

Academic Earth
Collection of free online college courses and original videos covering such topics as art history, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, education, engineering, mathematics, physics, psychology and sociology.

Choice Reviews Online

  • For Faculty use ONLY for book ordering. Internet version of the print magazine CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. CHOICE reviews significant current books and electronic resources of interest to those in higher education.

The Chronicle of Higher Education (Full Text:01/08/1999 to present (with a 30 Day delay)
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.

What is LOUIS (Louisiana Library Network) and what does it mean for Louisiana libraries
A video explaining the LOUIS library network in Louisiana.

Why do Professors Care About Information Literacy?