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Open Textbook Library

Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization. The library currently includes over 750 textbooks, with more being added all the time.

Open Textbook Library Records
Click this link to be taken to the Open Textbook Library books available through the HU Libraries’ catalog.

The following websites have libraries of open textbooks and other course materials like syllabi and other ancillary material. Some resources even include full courses.

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Journals and Articles