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Open Textbooks

View open textbooks in many subject areas.  Use links below to search by discipline.
Anthropology & Archaeology
Art
Biology & Genetics
Business
Chemistry
Computer Science
Economics
Education
Engineering & Electronics
English & Composition
Health & Nursing
History
Languages & Communications
Literature
Law
Math
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Science
Sociology
Statistics & Probability

Find open and free textbooks that may be suitable for use in community college courses from the list of Subjects provided.
For descriptions of these open textbooks, see listings in MERLOT and OER Commons. Most of the textbooks on this list have Creative Commons (CC) open licenses or GNU-Free Document License. Others are U.S. government documents in the public domain (PD).

Many other textbooks are free to view online but are NOT OPEN for reuse and customization. See Copyrighted Digital Textbooks for a list of learning content without open licenses.

Learn more about open textbooks:

39 comments

  1. […] Baker has a new post indicating a list of open textbooks has been updated to reflect new projects. Full list available here. From the post: ven if you have already visited the OER Consortium list of open textbooks before, […]


  2. […] Judy Baker ha preparado una valiosa lista de libros de texto abiertos y gratuitos organizados por […]


  3. […] (CCCOER) is a combined effort to develop and use open educational resources (OER) and in particular open textbooks in community college courses. An open textbook is defined as: a body of educational content that is […]


  4. […] textbook archives. Here are the math selections for… 1) The Orange Grove 2) Connextions 3) Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources4) Wikibooks There is tons of great content in these archives. I wasn’t able to find any thing […]


  5. […] instructors we know that studen ts struggle with the rising costs of textbooks. Find OPEN and free textbooks that may be suitable for use in community college […]


  6. […] http://oerconsortium.org/discipline-specific/ Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources — arranged by disciplines (e.g. Comp Sci, Math, Biology, Art …) […]


  7. […] The front of this site has a great left nav that leads you to seven different resources for finding open textbooks, four each for open educational resources and open courseware, five resources for open media, and two resources for open quizzes. The front page also has some information on the open education movement and links to additional resources. Looking for something more specific? You can get category links to over 400 open textbooks here. […]


  8. […] Additional resources for your school and teachers to consider are: Connexions (www.cnx.org) is a great source of free textbook materials Open Textbook Catalog offers free textbooks for faculty to adopt Additional Open Textbooks suggested by the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources […]


  9. […] Open Textbooks. The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources provides links to over 450 open texts appropriate for the community college level. […]


  10. […] Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources […]


  11. […] instructors we know that students struggle with the rising costs of textbooks. Find OPEN and FREE textbooks that may be suitable for use in community college […]


  12. […] file that under the department of redundancy department.  People way better informed are actually doing something about this besides blathering. He finally nods off into dodderdom when he suggests a connection […]


  13. […] an extensive list of mathematics textbooks.  The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources can direct you to hundreds of free textbooks in dozens of […]


  14. […] Open Textbooks by the Community College Consortium for Open Educational resources include more than 500 open textbooks Project Gutenberg 33,000 free books! This is a great resource for Literature classes and books for young children. […]


  15. […] happen.  There has already been some great innovation in Open Textbooks, from the likes of CCOER (http://oerconsortium.org/discipline-specific/) to Washington State’s Open Course Library Project (http://opencourselibrary.wikispaces.com/), […]


  16. […] Open Textbooks. The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources provides links to over 450 open texts appropriate for the community college level. […]


  17. […] Community College Consortium: http://oerconsortium.org/discipline-specific/ […]


  18. […] Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching Discovery Health Free 9-12 Teacher Resources Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources The Online Books Page Wowio – Cheap/Free Online eBooks readwritethink Student Interactives […]


  19. […] what is needed. What is the Industry Competition? With groups like the Open Textbook Consortium (http://oerconsortium.org/discipline-specific/) and OpenTextbook.org who provide valuable free textbook information, it’s hard to believe […]


  20. […] are, of course, other open textbook alternatives. The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources provides a valuable starting point, if you’re interested in learning more. As well as […]


  21. […] open educational&#32&#114&#101sources groups such as Connexions and the Open Edu&#99&#97&#116ional Resources Consortium, which are made up of c&#111&#108&#108ege officials and professors, are starting to […]


  22. […] are, of course, other open textbook alternatives. The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources provides a valuable starting point, if you’re interested in learning more. As well as […]


  23. […] OER Commons has a similar, but more variable, collection:  http://www.oercommons.org/ Same at community college level:  http://oerconsortium.org/discipline-specific/ […]


  24. […] Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources […]


  25. […] Educational Resources – groups such as Connexions and the Open Educational Resources Consortium, which are made up of college officials and professors, are starting to post free textbooks and […]


  26. […] both my advance and introductory course content.  Therefore, I started with Project Gutenburg and open textbook . While going through these sites I also checked the copy right, fair use and other regulations […]


  27. […] Explore online textbooks and e-books at sites like Project Gutenburg and open textbook. […]


  28. […] Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources […]


  29. […] Consortium for Open Educational Resources has come up with an equally high quality list of books at OER Consortium. These books are focused on formal education. However, for those interested in self-education, the […]


  30. This is definitely a great resource that I will be adding I also like http://www.khanacademy.org/ and http://www.dirtcheapchollegetextbooks/


  31. […] Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) […]


  32. […] Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (OER) […]


  33. […] open educational resources groups such as Connexions and the Open Educational Resources Consortium, which are made up of college officials and professors, are starting to post free textbooks and […]


  34. […] I explored Open Textbook. I couldn’t help wonder why some community colleges in my state (California) belong to the […]


  35. […] Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources […]


  36. […] Open Textbooks Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources. […]


  37. […] very n00b-ish in a room full of people from well established projects like OpenStax, Siyavula, CCCOER, and Open Course Library (along with others like Creative Commons & student advocates). There […]


  38. […] Finally, a handout was shared from the 36th Annual International Conference on Teacher and Educational Excellence which introduced the concept of textbooks online with the links: The College Open Textbooks Collaborative (http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org), the Open Textbook Library (http://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks) and The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (http://oerconsortium.org/discipline-specific) […]



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