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Finding Textbooks for your Course: OERs
A collection of tools for finding textbooks for your course, organised by college, with a focus on OER textbooks.
OERs (open educational resources) are freely available, openly licensed educational materials that can be linked in LEARN and added to the library catalogue. There are many repositories online for finding OERs: this page identifies useful repositories for each college, showcasing several textbooks as example of open textbooks.
If you have any questions, or would like assistance in identifying an appropriate open textbook for your course, please contact your Subject Librarian.
A collection of peer-reviewed textbooks affiliated with universities, scholarly societies or professional organisations.
An open textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries and supported by SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants and SUNY Geneseo.
Promotes and supports the transition to open access for academic books – works with publishers to build a quality-controlled collection of open access books.
A tool for finding OER (i.e. free) textbooks and DRM-free (i.e. need to be purchased but have unlimited access conditions for library provision) textbooks.
Creating Online Learning Experiences (2018). Editors: J. T. Dellinger (University of Texas), R. Heiser (Penn State University), K. Riviou (Open University of Netherlands) & B. Usman (University of Texas). Source: Open Textbook Library. Licence:Attribution-NonCommercial(CC BY-NC).
Leadership in early education in times of change (2019). Editors: J. Heikka (University of Tampere), E. Hujala (University of Tampere), J. Rodd, P. Strehmel, (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences) & M. Waniganayake (Macquarie University). Source: EBSCO Faculty Select. Licence:Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA)
Public health ethics: Global cases, practice and context (2016). Editors: D. H. Barrett (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Atlanta), A. Dawson (University of Sydney), L.W. Ortmann (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Atlanta). Source: Open Textbook Library. Licence: Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)
Chemistry 2e (2020). Authors: Paul Flowers (University of North Caroline at Pembroke), Klaus Theopold (University of Delaware), Richard Langley (Stephen F. Austin State University), William R. Robinson (PhD), et. al. Source:OpenStax. Licence:Attribution-CC BY
Astronomy (2020). Authors: Andrew Fraknoi (Foothill College), David Morrison (NASA Ames Research Center), Sidney C. Wolff (National Optical Astronomy Observatory), et. al. Source:OpenStax. Licence:Attribution-CC BY
University Physics Volume 1 (2020). Authors: William Moebs (Formerly of Loyola Marymount University), Samuel J. Ling (Truman State University), Jeff Sanny (Loyola Marymount University), et. al. Source:OpenStax. Licence:Attribution-CC BY