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Open Textbooks and Educational Resources
Open Textbook Library
Helps instructors find affordable, quality textbook solutions. All textbooks in this library are complete and openly licensed.
Includes ~170 high quality open textbooks in a wide variety of subject areas.
Many textbooks are reviewed by subject experts using a robust evaluation rubric
All textbooks are free to use, adapt, and distribute. Open textbooks can be downloaded for no cost, or printed inexpensively.
Textbooks are usually downloaded in PDF format.
Provides tens of thousands of open educational resources (OER) for free to educators around the world.
Create, share, and discover OER in a wide variety of subjects.
OER is evaluated using the Common Core State Standards rubric (CCSS) – www.corestandards.org
Resources can be uploaded to OER Commons or created using their web based "Open Author" tool.
Open Stax CNX is home to high-quality open textbooks including Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry and Economics with more on the way.
View and share free educational material that can be organized as books or other academic assignments.
MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development resources and services contributed and used by an international education community.
Resources are evaluated on three criteria: content quality, effectiveness, and ease of use
Offers a powerful search tool for discovering appropriate resources
Milne Open Textbooks
Milne Library Publishing at SUNY Geneseo manages and maintains Milne Open Textbooks, a catalog of open textbooks authored and peer-reviewed by SUNY faculty and staff.
American Institute of Matermatics Approved Textbooks
The American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) seeks to encourage the adoption of open source and open access mathematics textbooks. The AIM Editorial Board has developed evaluation criteria to identify the books that are suitable for use in traditional university courses. The Editorial Board maintains a list of Approved Textbooks which have been judged to meet these criteria.
The list of approved textbooks is organized by courses ranging from pre-calculus to upper division analysis and algebra. Each book has a brief description of its important features and information about how to get it.
MIT Open Textbooks
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.Through OCW, educators improve courses and curricula, making their schools more effective; students find additional resources to help them succeed; and independent learners enrich their lives and use the content to tackle some of our world’s most difficult challenges, including sustainable development, climate change, and cancer eradication.