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Open Educational Resources

OER Textbooks and Books

  • The American Yawp is a free and online, collaboratively built American History textbook.
  • BC Open Texbook Project  from the University of British Columbia. Textbook list can be sorted by those that have been reviewed, adopted, meet accessibility criteria, and include supplementary material.
  • The Noba Project provides open access to content that can be customized to fit the scope and sequence of common courses in Psychology.
  • University of Minnesota, Open Textbook Library  Includes faculty reviews.
  • OpenStaxCollege  Free course materials for 25 common introductory classes. The textbooks are open to classes anywhere.   OpenStax is partnering with OER Commons to provide online community hubs where instructors can freely share and modify syllabuses, homework, study guides and other open-copyright course materials.
  • OER Commons  is a digital public library that offers tools for collaboration, sharing and remixing openly licensed course materials. It features tools for evaluation, quality review and improvement of high-quality resources.
  • Connexions 
  • Platform for shared educational texts -- view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, or reports. Anyone may view or contribute. 
  • WikiBooks  An online wiki-based collection of over two thousand open-content textbooks. Fully editable, published under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.
  • Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) 
  • Internet Archive  Includes links to over 430 billion web pages and 6.5 million texts.

Subject-Specific OER Sites

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