Combined, these databases contain over 70,000 ebooks that allow multiple students to access them simultaneously and ensure longevity of access. Contact your librarian for help finding a suitable textbook from the Library's ebook collection.
Share with your colleagues best practices and knowledge of more affordable options.
OASIS search for openly available content.
George Mason University Metafinder searches 16 targets in real time to yield diverse results.
Open Textbook Library offers a curated list of open textbooks with faculty reviews hosted by the University of Minnesota.
MERLOT, OER Commons, and OpenStax CNX are the "big three" repositories with the widest array of content.
American Institute of Mathematics Open Textbook Initiative, BC Campus Open Education Resources, and Galileo Open Learning Materials are similar collections curated through a specific project or as a set of resources.
BookBoon, Boundless, College Open Textbooks, and The Orange Grove are additional options.
Excerpts from "The Truth (About OER) Is Out There," Inside Higher Ed, January 10, 2018
Prepared for the Commonwealth of Leaning & UNESCO to provide readers with a quick and user-friendly introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and some of the key issues to think about when exploring how to use OER most effectively.
This is a handbook for faculty interested in practicing open pedagogy by involving students in the making of open textbooks, ancillary materials, or other OER. This is a first edition, compiled by Rebus Community, who welcome feedback and ideas to expand the text.
This is a living document designed to support university and college faculty who want to create their first open textbook. Key sections are organized in an FAQ format and include information related to stakeholders, technology, copyright, accessibility, and more general production and classroom use workflows.
This is a five-step guide for faculty, and those who support faculty, who want to modify an open textbook. Step-by-step instructions for importing and editing common open textbook file and platform types are included.
This is a living document designed to support university and college faculty who would like to create their first open textbook. Key sections in this toolkit are organized in an FAQ format and include information related to stakeholders, technology, copyright, accessibility, and more general production and classroom use workflows of an open textbook.
The BCcampus Open Education Self-Publishing Guide is a reference for individuals or groups wanting to write and self-publish open textbooks. This guide provides details on the preparation, planning, writing, publication, and maintenance of an open textbook.
“Affordable Textbooks: Instructors Make Textooks Affordable” by UC Santa Cruz University Library is licensed under CC BY 3.0.