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Open Educational Resources (OER): Find Open Textbooks

OER and information for the VCSU community.

About Open Textbooks

An open textbook is a textbook licensed under an open copyright license, and made available online to be freely used, adapted, and modified by students, teachers and members of the public. They are available for free as online versions, and as low-cost printed versions, should students opt for these.

Many open textbooks are developed through traditional peer review or are vetted by experts in their field. As with any textbook, you are the final judge of whether an open textbook meets the needs of your course.

Source: BCcampus Open Textbook FAQ

2017 OER Textbook List

Open Textbook Collections

Smaller Open Textbook Collections

Open Textbook Search (Beta)

This tool searches most, but not all, of the open textbook resources linked on this page. Be aware that because some of these sources offer other OER formats in addition to textbooks, these will also be included in search results.

Modifying Open Textbooks

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Questions? Comments? Contact VCSU User Services Librarian Emily Dafoe: