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More than Just Textbooks
Use the links below to find textbooks, as well as a variety of materials that supplement both the textbook and your teaching. For a deeper dive into finding,
using and evaluating resources, along with some pointers on course redesign, take
a look at the Zero-Cost Textbook Adoption Guide, created by the PALSave Team.
Three Reasons to Use Open Educational Resources
- The high cost of textbooks means students can't always afford them and may be going without.
- They are created by educators for educators, using the peer review process.
- You can edit, adapt, and modify them, creating a custom resource for your course.
Find open educational content from 93 providers with this metasearch. Brought to you by SUNY Geneseo, OASIS includes: textbooks, course materials, interactive simulations, public domain books, audiobooks, modules, open access books, videos, podcasts, learning objects, and primary sources.
Search over 300 million openly licensed and public domain images to use in your instruction. This metasearch includes collections from the Animal Diversity Web, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the World Register of Marine Species.
Zero-Cost Textbook Adoption Guide
Created by members of the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana's PALSave Team, this guide provides more information on using open educational (a.k.a. "zero-cost") resources.
Based at California State University, Merlot is a repository of tens of thousands of discipline-specific open access learning materials including presentations, simulations, case studies, journal articles, textbooks, assignments, exercises, quizzes and tests.
A growing collection of open educational resources coordinated by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education. Material types include: activities/labs, data sets, lecture notes, lesson plans, modules, primary sources, and syllabi.
Search YouTube for Open Content
- Do a search
- Click FILTER (above the results)
- Click Creative Commons
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