Answered By: Allison Ball
Last Updated: Mar 01, 2024     Views: 583

If you are a student, please see FAQ version for students.

There are a number of courses in the Seneca Nanji Foundation School of Nursing that now subscribe to Elsevier Evolve, a “one-stop portal for accessing online educational materials.” According to Elsevier, instructors have complementary eBook access to any textbooks that are adopted or are being considered for adoption. Faculty can go to to request access to resources for any required texts. For more information, please check with Seneca Nanji Foundation School of Nursing or complete and submit the Contact Your Elsevier Education Solutions Consultant online form.

Although Elsevier provides complementary access to instructors, students are expected to purchase their own individual copies. Due to licensing availability, Seneca libraries will not be able to acquire electronic format of these textbooks. Please note that the library cannot simply acquire eBooks available on the market. Unlike eBooks that are purchased for personal use, libraries can only purchase eBooks with appropriate “institutional” licensing which permits library users (those who are members of that institution) to freely borrow according to the licensing agreement. Whether or not an eBook has institutional licensing for library acquisition is fully at the discretion of the publisher/copyright owner.

NOTE: As this is strictly between Elsevier and Seneca Nanji Foundation School of Nursing, Seneca Libraries will not be able to provide any technical support, including assistance with purchase, access, or troubleshooting connectivity issues.

For further assistance:

If you are interested in replacing your course textbooks with freely accessible course materials, visit the Faculty Guide to Open Educational Resources and Other Alternatives for Textbooks or get in touch with program liaison librarian. Although Seneca Polytechnic's OER initiative has resulted in a number of courses having since replaced costly textbooks with alternatives, successful outcome is contingent upon multiple factors including subject area, resource availability, material format, topic specificity, and instructor’s availability. Ideally, it is preferred that instructors reach out to their liaison librarian well before start of the term.


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