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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Textbook Replacement

Resources by Discipline



  • Astropedia
    An astronomy learning tool, created by University of Arizona Astronomy professor Chris Impey, intended either as a supplement for classroom instruction or for informal learners wanting to know more about the subject.
  • Teach Astronomy


  • Financial Accounting
    This text is intended for a first course in Intermediate Financial Accounting. It presumes that students have already completed one or two Introductory Financial Accounting courses. 
  • Next Gen Personal Finance
    Next Gen Personal Finance has free financial literacy lessons for teachers, students using articles, videos, activities, assessments and personal finance.
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Toolkit
    Open textbook from our Edwards School of Business and carry a CC-BY-SA license.
  • The Business Plan Development Guide
    Open textbook from our Edwards School of Business and carry a CC-BY-SA license.
  • Journal of Business Case Studies
    ase studies for use in business and economics and articles related to the use of case studies in the classroom.


English and Literature

  • English 101
    ENG 101 course from Saylor Academy.
  • Oregon Writes Open Writing Text
    OER for English Comp.
  • Writing Commons
    A great secondary source for students to use in tandem with their textbook. It covers very specific portions of academic writing that students often have questions on when coming in for tutoring. There are video lectures to accompany the text. It also covers literary theory which could be useful for literature/102 course.
  • Classic Reader
    All books published on the Classic Reader website are out-of-copyright, meaning their copyright protection has expired. This means you won't find the latest Stephen King, Tom Clancy, etc. You will find classic literary works from the start of the 20th century and previous centuries, from authors like Charles Dickens, Jules Verne, William Shakespeare and more.
  • Open Access Lit Books
  •          OpenLibrary



  • Human Geography
    The University of Saskatchewan and the University of British Columbia, working with the Rebus Foundation.


  • The American Yawp
    The American Yawp offers a free and online, collaboratively built, open American history textbook designed for college-level history courses.


  • Humanities Commons
    Humanities Commons is a nonprofit network where humanities scholars can create a professional profile, discuss common interests, develop new publications, and share their work.


    Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning. Resource for many languages such as Spanish, French and Latin.
  • Spanish 001
    Open source Spanish book from Penn State Pressbooks.
  • Spanish Digital Archives Resource
    The University of Kansas Collaborative Digital Spanish Project (Acceso) is an open-access, digital learning environment designed to promote the acquisition of Spanish and the development of cultural understanding of the varied groups of people who share Spanish as a common language.
  • Spanish Grammar
    Welcome to Spanish Grammar in Context, where you will find detailed grammar explanations of the Spanish language. Unlike traditional reference grammars, each topic is explained using authentic video examples from the Spanish in Texas project. Accompanying practice quizzes are available on an open Canvas course site.
  • Spanish - Intermediate
    OER materials from the University of Kansas
  • Spanish Videos
     Videos from BBC for Spanish.

Mathematics and Science



Psychology and Sociology

  • Abnormal Psychology Course
    Course guide for Abnormal Psych using free and open materials from Northwestern Michigan College. Library resources have been stripped out. Uses NOBA and library materials.
  • General Psychology Resources
  • Human Sexuality Course
    Resources for studies on human sexuality.
  • Human Sexuality: PSY 225 Odgers
    Guide to help other educators to create a Human Sexuality OER Textbook.
  • NOBA
    The Noba catalog contains over 100 customizable modules. Use Noba books as a starting point, add additional modules from the catalog, or remove any that don't fit your course. You can even start from scratch and build a textbook that's all your own. Low cost print options area available for students for under $10.
  • Online Psychology Laboratory
    highly interactive resources for the teaching of psychological science

Public Health

  • JHSPH OCW Courseware
    OCW offers open materials and images from more than a hundred courses developed by the faculty of JHSPH, the world’s foremost institution of public health education and research.