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MSL Academic Endeavors

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EngagedScholarship @ CSU promotes discovery, research, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and instruction by collecting, preserving, and providing access to scholarly work created at CSU. Via the Library's publishing imprint, MSL Academic Endeavors, faculty can digitally publish books, open educational resources, peer reviewed journals, and conference proceedings. See our Open Textbook collection.

Are you using one of the books in our collection in your teaching? We want to know! Please send us a note via email.

For more information, email us or visit our Research Guide.

Explore EngagedScholarship @ CSU, the University's Open Access digital repository for faculty, staff, and student scholarly work.

Pressbooks @ MSL

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Faculty can create and publish their Open Textbooks in Pressbooks@MSL. Pressbooks is an online book content management platform that provides multiple interactive elements particularly useful for teaching, such as

  • Multiple choice quizzes
  • Fill in the blank sentences
    Drag the word sentences (fill in the blank from a list of words)
  • Matching games
    Image hotspots (hover over a particular part of an image to see a caption or information)
  • Flash cards
  • True/false question
  • Tooltip glossary (hover over an underlined term to see the definition)
  • Image slider (move a slider over back and forth over two images to see the differences between them)
  • More

It exports in multiple formats including EPUB, HTML, and digital PDF.

Pressbooks@MSL is fully supported by the Michael Schwartz Library.

About Printing Open Educational Resources

Keep in mind that open textbooks may have dynamic content that is not possible to replicate in a printed copy. In addition, any updates to the open textbook will not be reflected in previously printed copies.

    For Faculty: Are you a faculty member using an open textbook that you would like to be available in print in the library’s Textbook Center? Please reach out to your subject librarian to make this request.

    For Students: Are you a student who would like to print an open textbook that your professor has assigned? Open textbooks can be printed anywhere, including in campus computer labs, but you might find it helpful to use CSU’s Printing and Duplicating services. Coil and comb binding are available for printing open textbooks. Rates and other information are available on the Printing and Duplicating website. Other options for printing openly licensed content include Brothers Printing (located on Euclid Ave across from campus) and