The purpose of this guide is to give instruction on how to migrate the information on accessing free textbooks from subject-specific Google sheets to subject-specific Campus Guides. It is helpful to remember that the ultimate goal is to connect our users with the text/s they need for their class/es.
Multi-tab working option.
First, you will add a Division Name Box (if necessary). You will then add a box for each title. Please add titles in the order they appear on the spreadsheet. If a Division has more than one department, you'll need to add a box to head each department's titles. For example, the Social Science Division has 7 departments while other lists have only 1 department.
Please reference Social Sciences Free Online Textbooks. if you would like an example.
Prequel - The Department Name
Access the Google Sheet you are working from. If there are multiple departments on the Google Sheet you will ultimately create a header-type box for each department. If there are not multiple departments, skip these steps. For each header needed, do the following.
Part 1 - The textbook.
Part 2: The "Available Through" link.
Our students are accessing textbooks through numerous sources: VitalSearch, RedShelf, OpenStax, Internet Archive, and GCC's e-resources. Each title needs a link to the directions for creating an account and accessing the title from each resource. The link is a button located below the Cover Art image. Please use the following process to add these linked buttons. The images and links for each resource are located below. The VitalSource button is the example, but the process works for any image.
To add the "Available through Vital Source" button and link.
Congratulations! You have added a title and the "available through" information.
Most of the time the "Get Book Info" option works. Some subjects have better results than others. Below are examples of what to do when "Get Book Info" doesn't completely work or doesn't work at all. Creative problem solving is helpful here. Experimenting with ISBN options may work.
If "Get Book Info" retrieves the correct text information but not a cover image, you can provide a Cover Image using the following instructions.
If "Get Book Info" retrieves incomplete or no information at all, there are options.
VitalSource account information link: https://campusguides.glendale.edu/libraryupdates/textbooks#s-lg-box-wrapper-27397799
RedShelf account information link: https://campusguides.glendale.edu/libraryupdates/textbooks#s-lg-box-wrapper-27397805
Internet Archive account information: https://campusguides.glendale.edu/libraryupdates/textbooks#s-lg-box-wrapper-27554674
OneSearch information: https://campusguides.glendale.edu/libraryupdates/textbooks#s-lg-box-wrapper-27516720
OpenStax information is title specific.
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