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Addlestone Library is open to the College of Charleston community and affiliates via card access. Visitors may access Addlestone Library Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and must present a government issued ID and sign in upon entry.
Affordable Learning Resources are quality, low- or no-cost educational resources that encourage student success while lowering student costs.
These resources include:
- library-licensed resources
- Open Educational Resources (OER)
- items freely available or in the public domain on the web
If you'd like help locating library-licensed or open content to use in a class, please contact your department's library liaison.
Explore how to easily create and manage resource lists for electronic AND physical course reserves and deliver them directly into OAKS.
Lists & Reserves
Open Educational Resources (OER)
Open Educational Resources are educational materials offered freely and openly for anyone to use. Most licenses allow resources to be shared, remixed or customized for your class. Open educational resources include textbooks, full courses, course materials, modules, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other resources used to support access to knowledge.
Using materials available through CofC Libraries can save your students money. The library offers e-books, databases, and journals that can be easily linked to and freely accessed through OAKS using the Reading Lists tool.
Free Online Resources
Free Online Resources are resources that are available online but are not always open, so you may not be allowed to change or revise them to suit your needs. The Open Access Luminos collection from UC Press (below) is a good example.
This category also includes podcasts, YouTube videos, and other streaming media content.
For those resources that do not fall under the public domain, it is best to use them by linking to the resource through OAKS and sending your students to the specific site and not re-posting the information.
Humanities Digital Library
Open access scholarly books published by the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Each book is available as an open access PDF (full text) but can also be purchased in print (hardback and paperback) or as an ebook (EPUB format). Scholarly content made available through the website includes monographs, edited collections and shorter form works.
Luminos Open Access Ebooks from University of California Press
Freely available academic books on topics in the social sciences and humanities.
UK-based publisher of open access books and journals.
Professors for Affordable Learning
Congratulations to the following CofC instructors who have been recognized as PALs!
Joey Van Arnhem
Are you already utilizing course resources that are entirely free for your students? If so, apply to be recognized through PASCAL's statewide program, Professors for Affordable Learning!
Have questions? Contact us!
Subjects: Arabic Studies
, Asian Studies
, British Studies
, Chinese Studies
, European Studies
, German Studies
, International Studies
, Japanese Studies
, Latin American & Caribbean Studies (LACS)
, Political Science
, Russian Studies
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