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Open Educational Resources: Affordable Course Content

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Affordable Course Content @ JMU

Library resources can also be a more affordable way to provide curated and accessible course content. Keep in mind that these are not free or open resources. JMU Libraries subscribes to licensed, copyrighted content for faculty, student, and JMU community use. There may be Digital Rights Management (DRM) limitations on the number of concurrent users, and our subscriptions are subject to change. Check the E-books Guide for more details.

Connect to JMU Libraries in Canvas

Connect students to library resources through your Canvas courses.

Simple step-by-step instructions are available on the Connect the Library to Canvas site.


Librarians by specialty

Liaison Librarians 

Liaison Librarians provide recommendations for Affordable Course Content like library-licensed resources and items that fall under fair use. Liaisons offer research and assignment support and can help locate OER in your discipline. 

Liaison Librarians are also your point of contact for library services, materials, instruction, and collaboration. Library liaisons' are primarily responsible for representing and supporting academic departmental interests through...

  • Purchasing books, e-books, and streaming media
  • Providing library instruction sessions to support student research projects
  • Consulting with student and faculty researchers
  • Creating subject or class oriented course guides to direct students to library materials relevant to their research interests and assignments
  • Finding or creating learning objects to support information literacy
  • Working with faculty to develop assignments that incorporate critical thinking and information literacy concepts

Contact information for librarians can be found on each individual Subject Guide or on the list of Liaison Librarians. We also provide chat reference service, which may be of special interest to online learners. Look for an icon on the library homepage like this:

Other resources

These sites offer a mix of open and copyrighted works. Check each item to confirm copyright status before use. 

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Liz Thompson
Room 2311, Rose Library