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Open Education Resources

Guidelines for finding, using, and creating Open Educational Resources for your instruction.

Sources for open textbooks

BCcampus Open Textbook Collection
This collection includes textbooks on statistics, research methods, project management, economics, marketing, strategic management, chemistry, accounting and communication theory. Many of the textbooks are reviewed by British Columbia postsecondary faculty.

American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) Open Textbook Initiative
AIM seeks to encourage the adoption of open source mathematics textbooks. AIM's editors have developed evaluation criteria to identify open source books that are suitable for use in traditional university courses. A list of "Approved Textbooks" which have been judged to meet these criteria is available.

College Open Textbooks

Available with a variety of open licenses.

Global Text Project
Material on business, computing, education, sciences and the social sciences
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InTech is a large multidisciplinary open access publisher of books covering the fields of science, technology and medicine. Intech has a good selection of open textbooks in the environmental sciences.

MERLOT is a partnerhip program of California State University, other higher education institutions, professional societies, and industry. MERLOT's collection is peer reviewed and catalogued by registered members. 

OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) is a collaborative initiative to develop and implement a sustainable Open Access publication model for academic books in the humanities and social sciences.

OER Commons
A collection of open education resources from over 500 global content partners.

Open Textbook Library, from the University of Minnesota offers quality open textbooks.

OpenStax has peer-reviewed university level textbooks online free to download.