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Affordable Learning at Denison

Textbooks are expensive--what else can you do?

Teaching with Open Educational Resources (OERs)

If you would like to use journal articles from databases produced by EBSCO (such as Academic Search Complete), look for the "permalink" to the article when you see the article displayed (usually on the right-hand side, under "Tools"). Other sources, such as JSTOR and the OhioLINK Electronic Journals Collection, make it easy to use the link that appears in the URL box when the article is displayed. Denison librarians are happy to help you find the best, reusable links. Browse and search over 500 databases

Most of our e-books can be found via the Consort catalog. For a list of some of our largest collections, see this e-books link. 
Find almost 50,000 Project Muse books here, too.

Want to show a video or clip? Try Kanopy, an online, streaming video service, which provides access to over 26,000 films. Kanopy includes titles from PBS, BBC, Criterion Collection, Media Education Foundation and more.

Open Educational Resources (OERs) still fall within copyright. The creator of an OER needs to ensure that it does not violate the copyright law. We suggest that if a work meets one of the following criteria, it can be included in an OER :

  • The work is in the public domain
  • The author/organization producing the work is the rightsholder.
  • The work can be reused under the terms of its license, e.g. Open Access (OA) works, Creative Commons (CC) works
  • The use of the work could be considered a fair use under US copyright law
  • Permission is obtained to reuse the work in an OER
  • A license is obtained to include the work in an OER

(This content is from Carla Myers's presentation at the Miami University Libraries Copyright Conference, September 20, 2017.) Please note: The information provided here is not legal advice. If you have a legal question, you should speak with an attorney.

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