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Open Educational Resources

Suggestions on how and where to find educational resources for students that are freely available

Open Textbook Collection at OSU Libraries

Not yet ready to jump into Open Educational Resources?

Why not check out an open textbook for our Open Textbook Collection?  Take it home and compare it to your current textbook.

What is the Open Textbook Collection? It is a collection of open access (free) textbooks that we have printed and made available to help you identify potential free or low-cost textbooks. You can borrow these textbooks, compare them to your current textbook, and make the transition from costly textbooks to free or low-cost alternatives. Some were even written by OSU faculty!

Who can use the collection?

Anyone can use it but only faculty, staff, and GTA’s can check the open textbooks books out of the library.

Where is it located?

On the 2nd (main) floor of the library in the glass case on the left as you enter.

Where can I find more open textbooks?

Remember, you don't have to use the whole book. You can pick and choose chapters from several different books and make your own custom version that's free.

Or consider writing your own textbook. Contact OSU's Open Educational Resources Unit.

Open Textbook Collection Title List

Anatomy and Physiology  [cover image]

Anatomy & Physiology

QM23.2 .B47 2017

[Cover image] by OpenStax is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 International

Biology 2e  [cover image]

Biology

QH308.2 .B56437 2013c

[Cover image] by OpenStax is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 International

Chemistry  [cover image]

Chemistry

QD31.3 .F56 2018

[Cover image] by OpenStax is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 International

College Algebra  [cover image]

College Algebra

QA154.3 .A3695 2015

[Cover image] by OpenStax is licensed under CC BY 4.0 International

College Physics  [cover image]

College Physics

QC23.2 .U76 2016

[Cover image] by OpenStax is licensed under CC BY 4.0 International

Concepts of Biology

Concepts of Biology

QH 308.7 .F69 2016

[Cover image] by OpenStax is licensed under CC BY 4.0 International

Deutsch im Blick  [cover image]

Deutsch im Blick

PF3129.E5 A35 2013

[Cover image] by COERLL is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International

First Course in Linear Algebra  [cover image]

First Course in Linear Algebra

"The Summer Chair"  [image] by David Beezer is l licensed under GNU Free Documentation License

Foundations of Computation [cover image]

Foundations of Computation

QA76 .C725 2011

[Cover image] by Critchlow and Eck is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International

Francais Interactif  [cover image]

Français interactif: Les etudiants américains en France

PC2129 .E5 F72 2011

[Cover image] by COERLL is licensed under CC BY 4.0 International

Fundamentals of Business  [cover image]

Fundamentals of Business

HF1008 .S57 2016

"Hong Kong Skyscrapers" [image] by Estial, cropped and modified by Trefov Finney is licensed under CC BY 4.0

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering [cover image]

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I

[Cover image] by OpenStax CNX is licensed under CC BY 4.0 International

Intro to Permaculture  [cover image]

Intro to Permaculture

[Cover image] by Oregon State University is licensed under CC-BY-NC 4.0 International

OSU Author

Introduction to Formal Logic  [cover image]

Forall x: An Introduction to Formal Logic

BC108 .M255 2017

[Cover image] by Fecundity is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 International

Introductory Statistics [cover image]

Introductory Statistics with Randomization and Simulation

QA276.12 .D5388 2014

[Cover image] by Openintro.org is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 International

Linear Algebra [cover image]

Linear Algebra

QA184.2 .H44 2017

[Cover image] by Hefferon is licensed under CC BY 4.0 International

Microbiology  [cover image]

Introduction to Microbiology

QR41.2 .B795 2017

[Cover image] by Oregon State University is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 International

OSU Author

OpenIntro Statistics 2e [cover image]

OpenIntro Statistics 2e

[Cover image] by Openintro.org is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 International

OpenIntro Statistics  [cover image]

OpenIntro to Statistics

QA276.12 .D539 2012

[Cover image] by Openintro.org is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 International

Perspectives an open invitation [cover image]

Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology

GN316 .P395 2017

[Cover image] by SACC is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 International

Physical Geology [cover image]

Physical Geology

  "Mount Robson" [image] by Heather Earle is licensed under CC BY 4.0 International

A Primer for Computational Biology  [cover image]

A Primer for Computational Biology

QH324.2 O54 2017

[Cover image] by Oregon State University is licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA

Principles of Microeconomics  [cover image]

Principles of Microeconomics

HB172 .P725 2014

[Cover image] by OpenStax is licensed under CC-BY-NC 4.0 International

Psychology

Psychology

BF 121 .S765 2017

[Cover image] by OpenStax is licensed under CC BY 4.0 

The Simple Math of Writing Well  [cover image]

The Simple Math of Writing Well

PE1408 .H347 2018

"Unsplash" [image] by Jamison McAndie is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

Social Science Research  [cover image]

Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices

H62 .B477 2012

[Cover image] by Bhattacherjee is licensed under CC BY

Think Python

Think Python

QA 76.73 .P98 D694 2016

[Cover image] licensed by O'Reilly under CC BY-NC 3.0

Textbooks by Oregon State faculty

Oregon State faculty are writing Open Access Textbooks! Learn more at Open Oregon State

Biochemistry Free For All,” by Kevin Ahern and Indira Rajagopol

Intro to Microbiology,” by Linda Bruslind

Marine Law and Policy,” by Holly Campbell

Monitoring Animal Populations and their Habitats,” by Brenda McComb

Intro to Permaculture,” by Andrew Millison

A Primer for Computational Biology,” Shawn O'Neil

A Tale of Two Systems,” by Rene Reitsma

Joy of Cryptography,” by Mike Rosulek

Introduction to Climate Change,” by Andreas Schmittner et al.

All Things Flow: Fluid Mechanics for the Natural Sciences,” by William Smyth

Living with Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest,” by Robert Yeats