By using OER (open educational resources) and online library resources, you can design a high-quality, low-cost learning experience for your students.
The UTSA Libraries subscribes to several e-book databases with different access models. If you choose a library e-book for your course, contact your librarian at least two weeks in advance so we can confirm:
In most cases, commercial textbooks are not available for purchase by libraries for online use.
To ensure off-campus access to library e-books, articles and streaming video, you need to use a persistent link (which may also be called a permalink, stable link, record URL, etc) with a proxy server prefix https://login.libweb.lib.utsa.edu/login?URL=
While some library databases automatically add the proxy prefix, it sometimes needs to be added manually. Contact your librarian for help.
While it's tempting to use commercial textbooks and teaching tools, there are many open access resources on college success topics that provide the same or better course outcomes.
These OER also:
Read more about OER and UTSA Libraries' OER effort here.