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Open Educational Resources (OER)

An overview of Open Educational Resources

Where Can I Find Open Textbooks

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Open textbooks for the 40 highest enrolled, first- and second-year subject areas in British Columbia's public, post-secondary system.

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Free ebooks on Econometrics, Finance, and Marketing. These books are free to share, embed, or distribute. However there is a cost associated with modifying or adapting.

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The Research Methods Knowledge Base at is a web-based textbook covering all aspects of the research process. The author grants permission to use this work in a course, a long as it links to the website directly.

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Science, life sciences, and technology

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LibreTexts is a non-profit organization committed to freeing the textbook from the limitations and costs of traditional textbooks. 

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Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) is a curated resource of free and online textbooks.

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Provides college-level open textbooks from higher education institutions around the world.

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Initiated by Rice University, their free textbooks are developed and peer-reviewed to ensure they meet the scope and sequence requirements of college courses

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Created by the University of Minnesota to support development of high-quality open textbooks in various subjects.

Pressbooks Directory

An index of 3,135 books published across 112 Pressbooks networks.

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Collection of freely available open textbooks for download, online reading, and sharing.

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On this site you’ll find openly licensed textbooks and courses written and curated by SUNY Faculty.

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Open educational resources at UCONN, a state leader in OER.

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A vast, open mathematics resource.

Or, Make Your Own "Textbook" Using Library Resources!

Consider filling in some of the gaps by using library resources, such as e-books and articles, instead of requiring purchase of a textbook. Contact your Library Liaison to get started.

  • Hundreds of databases are available through the Library's own subscriptions and researchIT CT 
  • Instead of assigning a chapter in a book, what about assigning some great peer-reviewed articles relevant to what you're teaching? 
  • Use the resources provided by the Hoffman Family Library's subscription to the New York Times
  • See the list of databases by clicking HERE
  • Need some help finding appropriate databases to look in, or quality articles for your class?  Consult with your Librarians by clicking HERE
  • And finally, make the readings you've chosen easily accessible to your students by putting them into BlackBoard.