Join the editors of the new textbook The Research Process: Strategies for Undergraduate Students as they discuss the process of creating this Open Education Resource. An edited anthology, this textbook was collaboratively written by specialists across the library, utilizing a wide range of expertise to cover a variety of topics to support undergraduate student research. The editors, Rebecca M. Marrall and Jenny Oleen, will discuss the philosophy behind publishing the textbook as an open education resource, the process of creating and editing the text, working with authors, and implementation of open access publication.
Geared towards faculty and instructors who may be interested in creating or collaborating on their own open access textbook, an electronic toolkit of resources, including templates, is provided in additional files below. This open education resource is published through Western Washington University’s Institutional Repository, Western CEDAR, a service available for all faculty authors associated with Western.
Marrall, Rebecca M. and Oleen, Jenny K., "The Textbook Publication Process: Strategies for Creating Open Education Resources" (2016). Western Libraries Faculty & Staff Publications. 55.
The Research Process: Author Packet
The Research Process Author Checklist.pdf (359 kB)
The Research Process: Author Checklist
Style Guide for Chapter Authors.docx (25 kB)
The Research Process: Chapter Style Guide
The Research Process Template Assessment Map.docx (74 kB)
The Research Process: Assessment Map
The Research Process Chapter Template.pdf (324 kB)
The Research Process: Chapter Template
Textbook Author Packet (Template).docx (14 kB)
Author Packet Template
Textbook Author Checklist (Template).docx (23 kB)
Author Checklist Template
Style Guide for Chapter Authors (Template).docx (25 kB)
Chapter Style Guide Template
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