Open Textbook Directory
To find an open textbook in your subject area, begin by searching the BC Open Textbook collection. The Faculty Guide for Evaluating Open Education Resources, developed by the BCOEL, may be helpful.
If you don’t find what you need, try looking in one of the many other established open textbook and OER collections available, listed below.
Other ways to find open textbooks or other OER include:
- Connect with your library.
- Ask your colleagues what OER they use.
- Conduct an advanced Google search: https://www.google.ca/advanced_search .
- Have your students find open resources, do a content review, and post the results to your course website or Learning Management System (LMS).
Evaluating an Open Educational Resource Collection
To help you assess the collections or repositories you are searching, refer to the Open Education Resource Repository (OERR) Rubric developed by the the BCOER Librarians Working Group. This document is listed below.