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Open Textbook/OER 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.

BC Open Textbook collection
Open educational resources list, by subject – CCCOER
Open Education Resource Textbook List (Sacred Heart University)
College Open Textbooks HippoCampus
Merlot II MIT Open Courseware Online Textbooks
National Science Digital Library (NSDL) NOBA Project Textbooks
North Carolina Learning Object Repository (NCLOR) OER Commons
Open Knowledge Repository  (economic development OER)
OpenStax Open SUNY Textbooks
Open Textbook Library Project Gutenberg
PhET: Interactive Simulations For Science and Math Saylor Academy Open Textbooks
Skills Commons Open Textbooks SOL*R
UC Davis ChemWiki Wikibooks

For a list of open textbooks under development, see the Active Open Textbook Projects posted on the Rebus Community website.

Other ways to find open textbooks or other OER include:

  1. Connect with your library.
  2. Ask your colleagues what OER they use.
  3. Conduct an advanced Google search: https://www.google.ca/advanced_search .
  4. 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.

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