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Earth & Environmental Sciences (Virtual Geosciences Library)

A portal to information sources, especially electronic journals and article indexes, of use to earth and environmental sciences scholars.

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About E-Textbooks For Earth & Environmental Sciences Classes (Course Reserves)

Textbooks, especially traditional multi-edition titles, are a challenging area for libraries since many publishers won’t allow us to license ebook versions for student use. We do pursue ebook packages from academic publishers and university presses which may include titles adopted for classroom use. Feel free to reach out to me about titles you might be considering for your courses. I’ll be happy to help determine online availability for student use. I hope that, together, we’ll be able to tackle the problem of textbook affordability for your students.

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U-M Library Course Materials Request Form

Course Reserve Checkout Locations

Library Licensed E-Textbooks For Earth & Environmental Sciences Classes

Earth Science OERs of Interest

The following books are open educational resources, meaning that they are free to use, and they have been used in at least one class offered by departmental faculty.

Open Access and Open Educational Resource Options