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Faculty and Staff Library Resources and Services

This guide gathers resources to assist faculty and staff in using Western's library tools, resources, and services.

Find Open Textbooks and Library Ebooks

Where can I access Faculty Select?

Use the link below or find it in our complete list of databases.

What is Faculty Select?

Faculty Select is a new, easy-to-use service to help you find books that your students can access for no cost. As a faculty member, you can easily find and access Open Educational Resources (OER), as well as preview and request access from your library to DRM-free e-books from top academic publishers to support your course curriculum and enable student success.

Access to Faculty Select is provided through grant funding from the office of Equity, Inclusion, & Community Engagement. 

How does it work?

Faculty Select is easy-to-use and works like other search engines and databases. Search broadly for a subject or course topic, a field of study, or area of interest, then browse the list of results and use the filters to limit by specific kinds of materials. 

Here is a link to a flyer with more information, and here is a link to a tutorial video that walks you through how to use Faculty Select.


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