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Adding OERs to Course Readings
OERs can be included in Course Readings in the same way as other resources - either through Discover (the catalogue) or by using the CiteIt! tool.
USC Library's Discover:
Includes several OER collections such as Open Textbook Library, OER Commons and OpenStax
Includes some databases that contain both subscription content and Open Access (OA) content
Identifies OA content by the open padlock symbol or the presence of Creative Commons licence information
Enables Course Coordinators to add OERs to their lists from sites such as
Open Textbook Library, OER Commons and OpenStax Metadata from the source page, including the CC licence information, is automatically transferred into
Course Readings When searching for an item in Course Readings search results offer an Open Access filter (although it indicates '0' count, you can click the Open Access link to see results)
For more information on adding resources to your reading list see the
Course Readings Library Guide.
Getting help with OERs
If you would like to adopt OERs in your course but you're not sure where to start, contact your
They can help find appropriate OERs which will align to your course learning outcomes.
USC courses using OERs
USC courses currently using OERs:
CHM210 Inorganic Chemistry
CMN104 Introduction to Screen and Media Industries
Understanding media and culture : an introduction to mass communication
University of Minnesota Libraries
LAW408 Intellectual Property
Australian IP Law Open Textbook
TPP115 Maths for Science and Engineering
Calculus Vol. 1; Intermediate Algebra; Precalculus
Are you using an OER in your course? Let us know and we'll add your course to the list!
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