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Information Literacy



Open Education Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission. Unlike copyrighted resources, OER has been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights.  Visit the OER Commons for more information or to get started using OER. Here is a helpful sheet to get you started from OER Commons. OER FAQ Sheet


Web Sites for OER resources (Provided by EDUCAUSE)



Course Reserves

Policies for items on reserve

Instructors may place materials on reserve at Bishop Hodges Library for classes taught during the current semester only. 

 Any item placed on reserve is subject to copyright laws and it is the responsibility of the Instructor to make sure it complies.  

  • Materials allowed on course reserve include:
    • Books owned by the library or Instructor
    • Copy of a work owned by the library or Instructor, whose amount does not exceed a fair use portion of the work
    • DVDs owned by the Instructor or library
    • Copies of articles from periodicals that the Instructor or library subscribe to
    • Textbooks – Purchased copies only
    • Textbooks – Instructor copies
  • ​Materials NOT allowed on course reserve include:
    • Consumables, i.e. workbooks, items with a workbook component, standardized tests, lab manuals, etc.
    • Copies of items, including articles, that the Instructor or library does not own or subscribe to.
  • Permanent Reserves are not allowed. 
  • Instructors need to allow at least 48 hours for materials to be processed and placed on reserve.
  • Personal items placed on reserve will have a reserve band placed around the front cover and will be “tattle taped” for security.  DVDs will be marked by removable methods.  Copies of publication information must be included with photocopies of articles or chapters of books.
  • Any item not picked up by the Instructor by the end of the last day of each final period will be returned to the professor by campus mail.