Here are some resources to assist you in finding the right course materials for you and your students:
- Textbook Evaluation Form
- The Textbook Evaluation Form will assist you in evaluating the comparative merits of different textbooks.
- Faculty Center Network
- Website: www.facultycenter.net - Contact the bookstore for login information.
- Complete listing of textbooks sorted into subject-matter specific categories.
- Ranking system based on the national frequency of use by educational institutions.
- Select a potential textbook and see a list of colleges & universities that use the title.
- Many titles have sample chapters right on the website.
- Request a review copy directly from the faculty center website.
- Publisher Contact Information
- Click here for a list of common publishers, along with their contact information.
- Open Education Resources (OER)
- Click here for a list of website of frequently used Open Education Resources.
BOOKSTORE CONTACT INFORMATION
- Faculty Adoption Email: email@example.com
- Main Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website www.bookstore.bluecc.edu
- Phone: 541-278-5733
- Fax: 541-278-5842
- Bookstore Manager: 541-278-5731
- Bookstore Assistant Manager: 541-278-5734
- Copy Center Technician: 541-278-5966
Per the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Publishers MUST Provide:
- Price of textbook and supplemental materials.
- Copyright dates of the three previous editions.
- A description of substantial content revisions from the previous editions.
- Whether the textbook is available in other lower cost formats and, if so, the price to the institution and the general public.
- The price of textbooks unbundled from supplemental material.
- The same information, to the extent practicable, for custom textbooks.
OTHER QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR PUBLISHER REPRESENTATIVE
- Is the book or supplemental material available in any other binding or format (paperback, unbound, e-book, etc.) and what are their ISBN’s?
- If an e-book is available, what kind of e-book delivery method (how do you access it) and what restrictions are there? Can you print any of it or download it to a device for reading without internet access?
- When is the next edition scheduled to be released?
- How widely adopted is this textbook? What other schools are using this text and for what courses or levels?
- Will there be any return restrictions for unsold copies returned by the Bookstore to the publisher?
- Is the textbook available by itself or only as part of a bundle? Is it available separately? How much are the components separately?
- If I have an access code, what is its ISBN? Is it available separately and for how much? Does it have a different IBSN if purchased separately? Is it just for access or is it an access code plus e-book? (It is often better to have access separate if possible as it allows rental and buyback of the text itself).
- If I am requiring an access code, what additional resources are being made available versus what would be available without requiring a code? What file formats or course platform are online resource made available in? (Check with Distance Ed for compatibility).
- If I am requiring an access code, does the publisher provide a direct billing option for access (access is separate from the book and charged to students as a lab fee)? Contact Distance Ed for further information.
- If this is an OER, do they have a print option for those who want a print copy?