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Library Reading Lists

While Open Textbooks are one way to make your courses more affordable, there are alternatives, such as creating reading lists using library-subscribed materials. Reading lists are the digital version of “course packs,” collections of articles and book chapters, which were commonly either sold at copy shops or checked out at the Reserves Desk of the library. Some institutions use the Electronic Reserves function in their catalog through GIL, and a more open alternative is developing in the form of LibGuides, a platform which makes the generation of freely-available pages of links easy and simple.

This video can help you make permanent links to library resources in your online course or a LibGuide:

USG Libraries can help you create course-specific reading lists featuring open and library-subscribed materials. Every USG library has a LibGuides subscription, which allows librarians to create quick, usable guides and resource lists. The USG Libraries page lists all library websites and their LibGuides, and you can contact a Reference Librarian at your institution for help in creating a library reading list.