Faculty Services

Ebooks for the Classroom+

As part of the Textbook Affordability Project, the USF Libraries provide access to more than 466,000 ebooks.  If a particular title isn't available, an order may be requested.  Features unlimited simultaneous users, 12 major publishers (Wiley, Routledge, Oxford, Springer, etc).  Search available titles at Ebooks for the Classroom

Video repositories licensed by the USF Libraries

OER Commons

OER Commons

  • More than 50,000 items and growing
  • Full courses, mini-lessons, simulations, textbooks
  • Use, adapt, create
  • Can be linked to Canvas
  • Try the Advanced search

OpenStax

OpenStax includes an extensive collection of learning objects (pages) that are organized into text-like books.  

  • Browse the collections or use the Advanced Search to get more specific. 
  • Books are available in PDF, EPUB, Kindle, or zip formats
  • Many of the chapter sections include review questions with solutions
  • Use all or part of the book
  • Free use of the materials is supported by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rice University (founder) and others.

Merlot II

Merlot II is a peer reviewed collection of more than 40,000 items

  • Includes learning exercises, open textbooks, case studies, animations, simulations, quizzes and more.
  • Items in the collection are peer reviewed using a standardized process.  
  • The advanced search allows limits by educational level, material type, language, and license. Try the Advanced Merlot II Search