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Exact Editions Black Lives Matter Learning Resources

Explore the expanded Black Lives Matter Learning Resources from Exact Editions and partner publishers to create a list of freely, open access available articles from archived issues in support of the Black Lives movement. This database contains a wide selection of topics from literature, music, politics, and activism.


Introducing the Black Freedom Struggle in the United States ProQuest Website
ProQuest invites your institution to explore this FREELY AVAILABLE research tool. Researchers have available selected primary source documents, historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in United States history illustrating the opposition African Americans have faced on their road to FREEDOM.

Open Content Textbooks Matter

The costs of college is going up every year, and it's not just tuition that weighs on student's minds and bank accounts. According to the College Board, undergraduates spend an average of $1200 on textbooks annually. Faced with these costs, the academic impact is seen in classrooms across the country—many students choose to not buy a required text, take fewer courses, and some even drop or fail a course completely.

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.

Faculty Portal for OER & eTextbooks
The Louisiana Library Network - LOUIS worked with EBSCO to create a one-of-a-kind search interface to identify Open Education Resources and eTextbooks that faculty can select as
no-cost course texts for students to use instead of costly, traditional textbooks. Magale Librarians will work with faculty to search the database and select free course textbooks for their students.

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.

National Emergency Library
The National Emergency Library, a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.

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.

Open textbooks are a solution. The Open Textbook Library provides a growing catalog of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks.

Explore the library's books to see if an open textbook fits your course's, and students', needs.

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.

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?