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College Libraries Contribute to Student Retention


Abramovich, S., McBride, M. (2018). Open education resources and perceptions of financial value. The Internet and Higher Education, Volume 39, 33-38.

Banyas, K., & Cloutier, M. (2021). Affording access: pathways to reducing textbook costsPennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice9(1), 16–36.

Baran, E., & AlZoubi, D. (2020). Affordances, challenges, and impact of open pedagogy: examining students’ voicesDistance Education41(2), 230–244.

Blick, W., & Marcus, S. (2017). The Brightly Illuminated Path: Facilitating an OER Program at Community CollegeCollege Student Journal51(1), 29–32.

Colvard, N., Watson, C., Park, H. (2018). The Impact of Open Educational Resources on Various Student Success Metrics. Volume 30, Number 2, 262-276.

Essmiller, K., Thompson, P., & Alvarado-Albertorio, F. (2020). Performance Improvement Technology for Building a Sustainable OER Initiative in an Academic Library. TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning64(2), 265–274.

Ferguson, C. L. (2017). Open Educational Resources and Institutional RepositoriesSerials Review43(1), 34–38.

Grimaldi, P. J., Basu Mallick, D., Waters, A. E., & Baraniuk, R. G. (2019). Do open educational resources improve student learning? Implications of the access hypothesisPLoS ONE14(3), 1–14.

Hilton, J. Open educational resources, student efficacy, and user perceptions: a synthesis of research published between 2015 and 2018Education Tech Research Dev 68, 853–876 (2020).

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Jung, E., Bauer, C., & Heaps, A. (2017). Higher education faculty perceptions of open textbook adoption. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(4) 

Katz, S. (2019). Leveraging Library Expertise in Support of Institutional Goals: A Case Study of an Open Educational Resources Initiative. New Review of Academic Librarianship25(2–4), 381–391.

Mathew, S., & Kashyap, U. (2019). Impact of OER Materials on Students’ Academic Performance in an Undergraduate Astronomy CourseJournal of STEM Education: Innovations & Research20(1), 46–49.

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Nusbaum,  A, T., Cuttler, C., Swindell S. (2020). Open Educational Resources as a Tool for Educational Equity: Evidence From an Introductory Psychology ClassFrontiers in Education, Volume 4.    

Reinsfelder, T., & Moore, J. (2020). Power Dynamics in a Complex OER Environment: Who Is Leading the Way? Library Trends, 69(2), 370-394.

Ren, X. (2019). The undefined figure: instructional designers in the open educational resource (oer) movement in higher educationEducation and Information Technologies : The Official Journal of the Ifip Technical Committee on Education24(6), 3483–3500.

Schleicher, C. A., Barnes, C. A., & Joslin, R. A. (2020). OER Initiatives at Liberal Arts Colleges: Building Support at Three Small, Private InstitutionsJournal of Librarianship & Scholarly Communication8, 1–19.

Sweet, C., & Clarage, E. (2020). Library consortia contributing to college affordability: collection and OER initiatives in the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois. Reference Services Review, 48(3), 433-445.

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Walton, K. (2020). Role of campus community in open educational resources: The benefits of building a collaborative relationship with campus IT and distance education departments. Library Trends, 69(2), 395-418.

Winitzky-Stephens, J., & Pickavance, J. (2017). Open Educational Resources and Student Course Outcomes: A Multilevel Analysis. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 18(4)