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Library Reserves & Course Material Support for Faculty Guide

This guide for Pepperdine faculty provides important information and highlights available support resources for the transition to electronic-only course reserves.

Evaluate Your Existing Course Materials & Seek Alternative Online Models

Considering alternative resources and/or new access models to course materials can be a daunting task and present challenges to you. Take a look at your existing syllabi and keep in mind that Pepperdine librarians are available to work closely with you to:

  • Place book chapters, articles, and other resources for your courses on e-reserve,
  • Discover and use electronic materials we have already licensed,
  • Help you investigate or adopt open educational resources (OER),
  • Find electronic resources that the Libraries can license or purchase in place of the physical copies usually placed on reserve.

We strongly encourage you to review your reading lists for students and look at using a combination of online options for providing textbooks and course materials as we prepare for the fall semester. This switch to electronic course reserves not only benefits you in terms of providing uninterrupted access to course materials, but also can provide your students with significant cost savings. 


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