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Module 2: Finding OER Textbooks

These two platforms are examples of repositories that host OER textbooks. ​


Open Textbook Library logo

Open Textbook Library (Links to an external site.) - supported by the Open Textbook Network at the University of Minnesota, resources available include mainly college-level open textbooks. The repository includes faculty peer reviews, licensing information, a summary of content, format availability, and direct links to resources. It can be searched by keyword or by browsing discipline areas.  ​


OpenStax logo

OpenStax (Links to an external site.) - a non-profit out of Rice University, OpenStax, offers peer-reviewed open textbooks in a variety of subject areas. Their focus is on high enrollment lower-level undergraduate courses. Student and instructor resources are available along with multiple digital formats for download. Students can also purchase print copies typically for less than $65 if they prefer a print version. OpenStax books will also appear in search results from the Open Textbook Library.