Teaching Support

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The Library provides services and resources to support teaching at UC, including:

Information and digital literacy

Subject librarians deliver course-specific training on:

  • finding and evaluating electronic and print information resources
  • the ethical management and use of information resources
  • discipline-specific use of citations and referencing.

Training can be offered within course lectures and tutorials or delivered using e-learning technology via LEARN.

Contact your subject librarian to discuss your requirements.

Textbook Selection and Provision

UC Library purchases copies of prescribed textbooks to provide equitable textbook access for students. Students increasingly expect e-textbooks, and in response the textbook publishing market is changing rapidly with complex licences. We can help you choose a textbook that will be accessible for your students – contact your subject librarian.

What are your e-textbook options?

This textbook graphic outlines the main licence options for e-textbooks. Licences with the fewest restrictions on access and use are the most equitable options for students.

E-textbook provision at UC

If you have not been able to source an open e-textbook for your course, review the guidelines for UC Library’s provision of equitable textbook access and talk to your subject librarian before selecting an alternative.

Open textbooks

Using an open textbook for your course ensures all students are able to access the textbook. Check out our Open Textbooks guide to discover where to source open textbooks and how the library can support you in creating your own open textbook.

High demand collections for print textbooks

UC Library places print textbooks in high demand collections, with shorter loan periods, to ensure equitable access to textbooks at peak times. You can request titles go into high demand collections via the high demand request form (staff login required).

Print and Electronic Collections

UC Library provides high quality print and electronic collections of books, articles and reports to support teaching. You can recommend resources for purchase.

Providing readings via LEARN

Book chapters and articles can be linked from LEARN courses in accordance with copyright law. Information about how to create stable links (staff login required) is available. For help with integrating library resources into LEARN, contact your subject librarian.

Keeping up to date

Keep up to date with publications in your discipline via the subject-specific subject guide maintained by your subject librarian and by checking out the new titles list. If you have titles to recommend for our collections, contact your subject librarian.