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College of Engineering

The items suggested below are starting points.  To look at more extensive lists of resources, please refer to the "Finding OER" tab at the left.

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Subjects Included

  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering - General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Math - General
  • Statistics

Licensing

  • CC by 4.0 unless otherwise noted

To Download

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

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

  • Environmental Science, Engineering & Technology
  • Civil Engineering, Surveying & Building
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics

Licensing

  • You can read the license for each item by doing the following:
    • Click on the title of the item you are interested in.
    • Click on the "Book License" button under the cover image of the book.
  • "If not stated otherwise, all works in the OAPEN Online Library fall under the OAPEN Deposit Licence – all rights reserved. End users are allowed to read the work online, download, print and copy it for their own personal purposes within the legal framework of their national copyright law. Beyond this all rights are reserved." - DOAB
  • You can also search by license type.

To Download

  • Select subject, select title and click on "Download URL".  You may also search for books.

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

  • Computer and Information Science
  • Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
    • Analysis & Calculus
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Discrete Mathematics
    • Fuzzy Logic
    • Geometry & Topology
    • Statistics

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

  • Computer Science
    • Programming and Computation Fundamentals
    • Programming Languages
    • Applied Programming
    • Operating Systems
    • Databases and Data Structures
    • Web Design and Programming
    • Networks
  • Engineering
    • Introductory Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering (Sustainability and Conservation)
    • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics
    • Arithmetic & Basic Math
    • Pre-Algebra
    • Algebra
    • Geometry
    • Precalculus & Trigonometry
    • Calculus
    • Differential Equations
    • Analysis
    • Linear Algebra
    • Abstract and Geometric Algebra
    • Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics
    • Mathematical Logic and Proofs
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Scientific Computing, Simulations, and Modeling

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

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics and Probability

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).

Subjects Included

  • Computer Science
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Math
  • Mathematical Models
  • Mathematics
  • Mathmatical Arguements
  • Statistics
  • Web Development

Licensing

  • CC BY 4.0 unless otherwise noted

To Download

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

Subjects Included

  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Calculus
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Computation
  • Computational Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Design and Engineering
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer Science
  • Differential Equations
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Linear Algebra
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Programming Languages
  • Robotics and Control Systems
  • Software Design and Engineering
  • Systems Design
  • Theory of Computation
  • Topology and Geometry
  • And more...

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

  • Computers and Informational Technology
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mathematics

Licensing

The National Academies press stipulates that "For most Academic and Educational (emphasis added) uses no royalties will be charged although you are required to obtain a license and comply with the license terms and conditions". You can find further information at their Request Rights and Permissions page.

To Download

  • Select book from list and find download or view links.

Subjects Included

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
    • Calculus
    • Functions
    • Geometry
    • Measurement and Data
    • Numbers and Operations
    • Ratios and Proportions
    • Statistics and Probability
    • Trigonometry

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

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
    • Calculus
    • Functions
    • Geometry
    • Measurement and Data
    • Numbers and Operations
    • Ratios and Proportions
    • Statistics and Probability
    • Trigonometry

Licensing

  • Check each resource for licensing information.

To Download

  • Use the drop down arrows to filter and search for resources.  Select title and choose download format.

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

  • Engineering
  • Mathematics

Licensing

  • CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 unless otherwise noted

To Download

  • Select subject, select course, select "Materials" and download each individual item

Subjects Included

  • Mathematics

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 Included

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics

Licensing

  • CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 unless otherwise noted

To Download

  • Select "Departments", select a course, and reuse materials as needed.

Subjects Included

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

Licensing

  • CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 unless otherwise noted

To Download

  • Find your subject, select a class and click on the blue "Download" button in the top right corner.

Subjects Included

  • Math

Licensing

  • CC BY 4.0 unless otherwise noted

To Download

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

Subjects Included

  • Mathematics

Licensing

  • CC by 3.0 unless otherwise noted

To Download

  • Select course and download files from Google Drive

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 Included

  • Computer Science
    • Information Systems
    • Programming Languages
  • Engineering
    • Civil
    • Electrical
    • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
    • Applied
    • Pure

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.

Subjects Included

  • Mathematics

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.

Licensing

  • CC BY-SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted

To Download

  • Select subject, select course and click "Download".