Interested in Affordable Learning @ Franklin University? See our guide to affordable learning for information about Franklin University's affordable learning program and affordable learning resources available through the Franklin University Library.
The BCcampus Open Education OER by Discipline Directory lists a wide range of open educational resources organized by discipline. It acts as a referratory where the name of the resource, a link to where it can be accessed, its licence, and then a short description are provided. Discipline-specific collections are also included. Because this directory is updated frequently, as new resources are identified, files for the directory are not provided (but can be requested). A printed copy is not available for sale. Note that textbooks in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection are not included in this directory.
The OER by Discipline Guide: McMaster University, is an in-progress (open creation) this lists a broad range of open educational resources organized by Faculties and programs at McMaster. The purpose of this guide is to capture OER as possible — primarily open textbooks — and organize them so faculty can easily locate resources in their subject area. This guide will be updated as new resources are identified.
OER Textbook Search Tool
You can search multiple sites providing OER textbooks using our OER textbook search tool (below). Results will show below the search bar.
"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. . . 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."
Not all material in the NCBI Bookshelf is open access -- this is an online collection which permits copyright holders to maintain their copyright. However, it includes books by U.S. Government agencies which are in the public domain. For copyrighted works, copyright status is indicated at the bottom of each page with the copyright symbol / year of publication.
The Open Research Library (ORL) will include all Open Access scholarly book content worldwide on one platform for user-friendly discovery, offering a seamless experience navigating more than 20,000 Open Access books. This comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed Open Access books will be openly accessible for everyone.
Repository for textbooks published using the pressbooks platform. Filter out all rights reserved to see OER content. [If link changes when platform leaves beta, go to https://pressbooks.com/educational-institutions/ and find link under directory.]
Explore Open Access books and book chapters published by Taylor & Francis, and discover content available across subject areas including economics, environment & sustainability, geography, history, law, media & cultural studies, politics, sociology and more
The Standard Ebooks project is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit effort to produce a collection of high quality, carefully formatted, accessible, open source, and free public domain ebooks that meet or exceed the quality of commercially produced ebooks.