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Sociology: Open Educational Textbooks

Open Educational Repositories

There are several online repositories of OER materials that can be browsed by subject. 

  • OER Commons From the site: "OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources. Explore, create, and collaborate with educators around the world to improve curriculum."
    The link provided shows users the collection of OER under the subject "Sociology."
  • Open Textbook Library From the site: "Open textbooks are licensed by authors and publishers to be freely used and adapted. Download, edit and distribute them at no cost. The Open Textbook Library is supported by the Open Education Network."
  • Openstax From the site: "OpenStax is part of Rice University, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable corporation. Our mission is to improve educational access and learning for everyone. We do this by publishing openly licensed books, developing and improving research-based courseware, establishing partnerships with educational resource companies, and more."