Leverage Library e-books, a resource your students already pay for in their tuition. With more than 700,000 e-books available from the UD Library, Museums and Press, there’s a good chance you’ll find at least one to enhance your course materials. Even better, most of these e-books have unlimited users with no limits on printing, saving or downloading Collaborate with your subject liaison librarian to come up with the best e-book option for your course. Together, you’ll take into account how many students are in the class, if the e-book would be a primary or supplemental text, and whether the e-book would be used regularly during the course.
Go Open! Explore high-quality, peer-reviewed textbooks that are licensed for you to use for free. If you’re concerned about the cost of higher education (and who isn’t!?), consider a textbook option that doesn’t rely upon subscriptions or present a cost burden to your students. Browse the Open Textbook Library to find peer-reviewed textbooks produced by universities and nonprofits, read reviews of the texts by faculty, and download your copy right away. An added bonus: open textbooks, such as those produced by OpenStax, are instantly compatible with screen readers, making them accessible for all students on the first day of class.
Take advantage of the Library’s full subscriptions to digital papers: the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and now the Washington Post! Encourage your class to take a deeper dive into current events with free access to the full New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and –new this semester- the Washington Post websites through the Library. Rather than providing students with links to articles or asking them to pay to subscribe, ask your students to sign up for their individual accounts today!