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Open Educational Resources: Find Open Textbooks

A guide to textbooks, course materials and multimedia which are free or or low cost for educational use. These resources were created with the intention of being widely used and are legal to use in courses with proper citation.

Intro to Open Education Resources

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

OERs are educational materials that are specifically designed by their creator/s to be openly available.Open is not just about low cost (though that is an important benefit of using OER) but about the ability to take what others have created, customize it for your specific educational needs, and then share your creation with others. OERs can come in a variety of forms:

  • Primary sources - Images, video, and sound recordings.  Some  sources are in the public domain, while others have been licensed as open by their creators.   In addition, many texts that are in the public domain are available online/electronically.
  • Learning content - created content that ranges from individual lectures, animations, and assessments to complete courses and textbooks.  

Find Open Textbooks in the TTU Library Catalog

From the Libraries homepage: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/library/

  1. At the main searchbox select the Books & Media tab and enter open textbook and then press enter on your keyboard

  1. You can now browse through the results list

3. Select a title you would like to access:

For example Macroeconomic: theory through applications

Click the title link

You will see detailed information about this book.

  1. Click Online Access OR Open Textbook Library to access the textbook

 

Start using the textbook!

Can't Find Your Textbook in the TTU Catalog?

Search: Mason OER Metafinder (MOM)