Licensed content is available at no cost to faculty and students, through the MC Library. This could include an article from a database, a chapter from an e-book, or a streaming video from one of our subscription services. Faculty can provide students with a link to licensed content. Students can use the resource, at no cost, as part of a course at MC. They will need to log in to access the resource from off-campus or on the College's WiFi network.
Open content is made available to anyone, often through a Creative Commons license. The author or owner of the content has chosen to make it available at a variety of levels of restriction. Students could access an open resource as part of a course, and be able to use it again even when they are no longer affiliated with Montgomery College.
Faculty members can now search for licensed e-books and OERs through the MC Library! You can easily adopt an e-textbook for your course through Faculty Select. All content, whether it is licensed through the library or available as an OER, can be used for free - by you and by your students!
Access and search Faculty Select through the page linked below: