Below are some sites where you can find high quality open textbooks that you can use parts of, modify, or use as they are.
[This information has been adapted from Open Washington: http://www.openwa.org/category/textbooks/ under a CC-BY-4.0 license.]
College Open Textbooks is NOT a content provider, instead, they search available open textbooks and provide the links.
OER Commons Open Textbooks search engine helps educators avoid time-consuming searches and find exactly the right textbook.
Search according to subject matter, Conditions of Use, Education Level, etc. to pinpoint what you need.
Growing collection of over 50,000 high-quality OER available.
Focus is not just on cost savings- strong encouragement to participate and co-create.
Large number of textbooks and resources available in Health, Medicine and Nursing, along with other subjects.
Wikibooks may not look as fancy other open books providers but it is truly a community effort. Authors voluntarily start the book writing project, and readers can nominate them to be “featured books.”
You can contribute to an existing Wikibook or start a new Wikibook. If you cannot find the openly available textbook in your discipline area, this is a nice place to begin the work.
PDF versions are available for easy printing. To learn more about how to best utilize Wikibooks, please visit the Using Wikibooks page.
All Wikibooks are licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.
This license lets you remix, modify, and build upon the original work even for commercial purposes, as long as you credit the author and license your new creations under the identical terms.
The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators can integrate the records in their commercial services and libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, helping scholars and students to discover the books. The directory is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards.