This video demonstrates how to search for OER textbooks via several search engines, how to access the texts, and how the texts can be used for teaching by identifying the Creative Commons licence.
Digital Rights Management (DRM) regulates how online resources can be accessed, downloaded, copied and printed.
DRM-free resources are online resources purchased by the Library with copyright restrictions that offer far greater accessibility and flexibility for individual use. DRM-free resources can be copied and downloaded in their entirety and accessed by an unlimited number of users at the same time.
Copyright restrictions include:
|Open Educational Resources||DRM-free|
Open licensed, so resources may be:
Traditional copyright applies, so:
|Free to access online||Purchased by the library and available through the library website|
|Wide variety of different publishers and authors and formats||Published by traditional academic publishers|
While many publishers include DRM-free books within their existing collections, below are some publishers that provide extensive DRM-free resources.
If you would like the library to purchase a DRM-free textbook, please submit a Purchase Request Form.