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Open Education Resources (OER)

This guide provides instructors a basic understanding of Open Educational Resources (OER), including how to find, evaluate, use, and adapt OER materials for their own curriculum.

Library subscribed resources, like e-books, streaming video and journal articles, are another option to use for course materials. Explore the links below and contact your librarian for more information.

Library Resources

eBooks can be found in the main USC Libraries' Search. To narrow your search, click on the "Refine Your Search" option under the main search box and then select "E-books" then enter your keywords in the search box

eBook collections can also be browsed through various subscription databases. Some selected databases are below, but the full list can be found on our databases page.

Course reserves are course-related materials (i.e., articles, book chapters, streaming videos) assigned by instructors and made available by USC Libraries.

Automated Reserves System (ARES) manages course reserves including electronic reserves and physical reserve requests. Maintained and operated by the Integrated Document Delivery (IDD) department, the ARES database differs from Blackboard as it is supported by USC Libraries staff to manage physical and electronic reserve requests obtainable and available from library resources. 

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