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Faculty Open Educational Resource Toolkit: Textbooks

Free Open Textbook resources

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Open Textbooks in proprietary databases & websites

Traditional publishers are also making Open Access content available to the public. While licensed databases require a login to access, they can still be used as tools to locate OERs since they contain Open Access materials alongside their usual proprietary contents. Linking to and sharing Open resources should still be unrestricted. The databases may have search options to limit your search to Open Access materials, and the item records should indicate their copyright type if you are unsure.