Digital Searching Excellence

AISWA Libraries PD Presentation.

Types of ’Open’ Resources:

  • eBooks & eAudio Books
  • Databases, Interactives & Websites
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Open Learning Courses
  • Open Textbooks

How to search for 'Open' sources:

  • Know what format you require: PDF, ePUB, article or periodical, author or title.
  • Free or purchase? Use the word ‘free.’
  • Personal use or organisational use?
  • Item first or site first? Digital library, archive, database, website, aggregator, portal etc.
  • Only use trusted sites: read the fine print.