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Open Educational Resources

OER textbooks

What are OER Textbooks? Textbooks that are educational resources, typically free to access online, customizable, and licensed by the author/creator with rights that are less restrictive than copyright.

OER textbooks and open books

What is an Open Book? A random free book and not necessarily a textbook.


Except for the PPT, this guide is adapted from the work of Lauren B. Collister at the University of PIttsburghPortland Community CollegeVirginia Tech, and UMass Amherst Libraries.

This content in this guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.