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Open Educational Resources (OER): JCC Library Resources for OER


The JCC Library offers a wide variety of electronic resources that faculty may use in their classes as textbooks, required reading, and/or supplemental materials. Nearly all of our electronic resources have permanent link capability, meaning you can link to them from a Blackboard course and have students access them directly without searching for them each time they need to access them. Ebooks, journal articles, streaming films/documentaries and more are available. Consult the information below for additional information and please contact me if you would like to discuss use of library provided materials in your courses.

John Thomas
Library Director


The Library offers hundreds of thousands of ebooks, some of which are owned by the library “forever” and are licensed for unlimited, simultaneous use by JCC faculty, staff, and students. These could make ideal textbooks, required readings, or supplemental instruction materials.

To search for possible OER books, click the link above and login using your MyJCC Username and Password. Then:

  • Use the Advanced Search to look for Unlimited access books.
  • Enter search terms that describe your class or subject matter.
  • Next, click the limits under Book Status for Owned and subscribed to by my library and Unlimited Print, Copy, & Download and under Number of copies, select Unlimited to locate the most accessible ebooks:

Here is one result from the above search:

Homeland Security: The Essentials by Jane A. Bullock, George D. Haddow, and Damon P. Coppola

Keep in mind the Library may be able to purchase other editions or other books. Contact us if you don't find a title that works or if you have a specific need.





Courses Employing JCC Library Resources

These course sections employ JCC Library resources to some degree as textbooks or required reading materials and/or the library offers electronic copies of course reserve materials.

BIO 218: Vertebrate Biology 2

PHI 101: Introduction to Philosophy (M. Newland)

HIS 261: Dialogues in Honor and Sacrifice

EDU 210: Principles of Education (L. Deasy)