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  • BCcampus OpenEd

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    BCcampus OpenEd

    Openly licensed textbooks created by BCCampus, a consortium of post-secondary educational institutions in British Columbia.

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  • Connexions

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    Connexions

    There are tens of thousands of learning objects, called pages, that are organized into thousands of textbook-style books in a host of disciplines, all easily accessible online and downloadable to almost any device, anywhere, anytime.

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  • Directory of Open Access Books

        Directory of Open Access Books

     

    Directory of Open Access Books

    Openly accessible (and many openly licensed) electronic books. Nearly 2,500 books as of January 2015. Includes search and browse finding features. Many times from international publishers and strong focus on humanities and social sciences.

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  • Merlot

        Merlot

     

    MERLOT

    MERLOT contains links to freely available online textbooks from a variety of sources. MERLOT II is a project of the California State University System. (Search instructions: Filter "material type" by "open textbook").

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  • OER commons

       

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    OER Commons

    OER Commons indexes a wide variety of openly licensed educational materials. Licenses vary by item.
    Search instructions: (Under "material type" select "textbook")

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  • Open Stax College

        Open Stax

    Open Stax College

    A collection of professional-quality, peer-reviewed, openly-licensed, editable intro-level textbooks. All textbooks are licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY) and are freely available in PDF, HTML, ePub, and customizable via Connexion. iBook versions are $4.99. Hardcover print versions range from $30-50 depending on the size of the book.

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  • Open textbook library

        Open textbook library

     

    Open textbook library

    The Open textbook library is a collection of over 140 peer-reviewed and freely available electronic textbooks licensed under one of six Creative Commons licenses.

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  • Saylor Academy Bookshelf

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    Saylor Academy Bookshelf

    Each of the books in the Saylor Academy bookshelf is freely available for download, online reading, and sharing under one of various open licenses.

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Contact us

  •     Anita Walz
  • Anita R Walz
  • Open Education, Copyright & Scholarly Communications Librarian
  • 540-231-2204
  • arwalz@vt.edu
  • 422 Newman Library (0434)
    560 Drillfield Drive
    Blacksburg, VA 24061
  •     Ginny Pannabecker
  • Ginny Pannabecker
  • Life Science and Scholarly Communication Librarian
  • 540-231-7980
  • vpannabe@vt.edu
  • 410 Newman Library (0434)
    560 Drillfield Drive
    Blacksburg, VA 24061