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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Textbooks

The resources below provide a strong OER textbook collection.

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Subjects Included

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Health
  • Recreation/Tourism
  • Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Trades

Licensing

  • CC by 4.0 unless otherwise noted

To Download

  • Choose subject, select title, and chose download format.

Subjects Included

  • Academic Support Services
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Sciences
  • Workforce Development

Licensing

  • Check each resource for licensing information

To Download

  • Choose discipline, select title, click "Go to Material," and use the resource (some may have a download link).

Textbooks listed are components of courses.

Subjects Included

  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Engineering Systems Division
  • Global Studies and Languages
  • Health Sciences and Technology,
  • Institute for Data, Systems and Society
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Arts and Sciences
  • Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Physics
  • Sloan School of Management
  • Supplemental Resources

Licensing

  • CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted

To Download

  • Choose a topic under the heading "Online Textbooks then choose title.  Click on the "Readings" link on the left then browse through what is listed and follow download directions there. 

Subjects Included

  • Applied Science
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Communication
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Education
  • English
  • History
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science
  • Social Science

Licensing

  • CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 unless otherwise noted

To View

  • Refine list by "Subject Area", select title then click "View Resource"

Subjects Included

  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Humanities

Licensing

  • CC BY 4.0 unless otherwise noted

To Download

  • Choose subject from top navigation, select title and click "Download a PDF".

Subjects Included

  • Various subjects

Licensing

  • CC BY 4.0 unless otherwise noted

To Download

  • Choose subject, select title and choose download format from right hand side.

Subjects Included

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business
  • Management & Marketing
  • Computer Science & Information Systems
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Humanities & Languages
  • Law
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Natural & Physical Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Licensing

  • CC BY 4.0 unless otherwise noted

To Download

  • Choose a subject, click "Read More" then choose to "Read this Book" by PDF or online.

OER Textbooks

Subjects Included

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics

Licensing

  • "Each author and publisher has their own terms and conditions in the forms of free/open licenses, public domain or other specific ones." ~ FreeTechBooks

Subjects Included

  • Computer Science

Licensing

  • CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 unless otherwise noted

To Download

  • Select a title and click the "Download..." or "Read..." links.

Subjects Included

  • Agricultural & Biological Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics & Molecular Biology
  • Business, Management & Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer & Information Science
  • Earth & Planetary Science
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Immunology & Microbiology
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Nanotechnology & Nanomaterials
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology, toxicology & Pharmaceutical Science
  • Physics
  • Physchology
  • Robotics
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Veterinary Medicine & Science

Licensing

  • Various Creative Commons licenses including CC BY-NC-SA 3.0, CC BY 3.0 and CC BY-NC 4.0.  Check individual titles to see which Creative Commons License applies.  Chapter licenses may be found at the bottom of a chapter page.  For more information on their Copyright Policy (publication and use), see their Copyright Policy page.

To Download

  • Select a broad subject at the top or a finder subject category near the bottom of the page, select a narrower subject, select title, select a chapter, and click on the download link icon or the chapter download link below the PDF.

Subjects Included

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Espanol
  • Geosciences
  • Humanities
  • K12 Education
  • Mathematics
  • Medicinie
  • Physics
  • Social Sciences
  • Statistics
  • Workforce

Licensing

  • CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 unless otherwise noted

To View

  • To navigate through the different bookshelves, click on "libraries" in the blue column on the left..  There, you have two options:
    • One, click on the title of the library and it will take you to the landing page for that library.  At that point, click on "Bookshelves" to see everything in that library.
    • Two, click on the drop down arrow then click on the specific subsection of that library that you would like to go to.
  • Once you click on a book, the download options will be at the top right.

Subjects Included

  • Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Architecture
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Engineering Systems Division
  • Global Studies and Languages
  • Health Sciences and Technology
  • Institute for Data Systems and Society
  • Media Arts and Sciences
  • Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Sloan School of Management
  • Supplemental Resources

Licensing

  • CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.

To Download

  • Choose a topic under the heading "Online Textbooks then choose title.  Click on the "Readings" link on the left then browse through what is listed and follow download directions there. 

Subjects Included

  • Psychology

Licensing

  • CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted

To Download

  • Choose topic from right hand navigation, choose and use title.

Subjects Included

  • List of freely available math books compiled by George Cain at Georgia Institute of Technology

Licensing

  • Observe licensing details after navigating to resources.

To View

  • Select book from list.

Subjects Included

  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • Art and Music
  • Cinema and Photography
  • Classics
  • Digital Humanities
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Health
  • History and Biography
  • History of the Book
  • History of Science
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Literature, Language and Culture
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies and Journalism
  • Open Field Guides
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences
  • Theatre
  • Women and Gender Studies

Licensing

  • CC BY 4.0 unless otherwise noted.  Each title has a "Copyright" tab within its record with further details.

To Download

  • Browse by subject on the left-hand side, select title, click the "Download" button next to the PDF version and then open via your "Downloads" folder.

 

Subjects Include

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Sciences

Licensing

  • CC BY 4.0 unless otherwise noted

To Download

  • Choose subject from side navigation, select title and click "Get This Book".

 

Subjects Included

  • Mathematics

Licensing

  • Observe Copyright Notice on individual textbooks.  Most are creative Commons licenses that are not too restrictive.

To Download

  • Choose subject, select title and click on "For more information and to download" and find the PDF download link.

Subjects Include

  • Art and Humanities
  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Medicine & Health
  • Physical Sciences & Mathematics
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences

Licensing

  • CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 unless otherwise noted

To Download

  • Choose a title from the list and click "Download Full Text" or choose individual chapters.

Disclaimer

The Library has not evaluated these resources for content or accessibility.  Use your professional and subject expertise in evaluating and using these resources.

Additionally, review the terms of use and copyrights on any resource you find.