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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Science & Medicine

Books and Textbooks

A key component of OER is textbooks. Open textbooks are licensed by authors and publishers to be freely used and adapted. Download, edit and distribute them at no cost.

  • Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
    DOAB is a community-driven discovery service that indexes and provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books
  • Open Textbooks | OER Commons
    This resource seeks to collect and distribute a variety of OER at a variety of levels and subjects.
  • OpenStax College
    Rice Connexions is providing peer reviewed, quality open textbooks with interactive components. There are some amazing textbooks available here, with more in production.
  • Open Textbook Library
    Hundreds of complete, open college-level textbooks collected by the University of Minnesota.
  • BC OpenEd
    A curated collection of open textbooks, many reviewed by British Columbia faculty.
  • WikiBooks
    A project of the Wikimedia Foundation, this collection of group written textbooks in a variety of sources follows rules similar to Wikipedia.
  • Project Gutenberg
    Find the full text of classics and public domain works from the first massive ebook creating organization in existence. Nothing fancy here, just files with the full text.
  • Google Books
    Millions of books scanned by Google including some that are available as full-text books.
  • Bloomsbury Academic
    Bloomsbury is a well-respected and long time UK publisher who has released some of their academic titles for open access/open education.