5 Finding Open Textbooks

Start by searching any of the following repositories for open textbooks:

  • Library collections. Use the Library Search box  ’Advanced Search’ option:
    • Select ‘Advanced Search’.
    • Enter your search terms.
    • Select Material Type: Books.
    • Refine your results by ‘Full Text Online’ and ‘Open Access’ and APPLY FILTERS.
  • Pressbooks Directory. Search or browse for open textbooks you can use or ‘clone’ (adapt) to suit your learning objectives.
  • Mason OER Metafinder. Conducts a real-time, simultaneous, federated search across 23 different sources of open educational materials as you hit the ‘Search’ button.
Discover more open textbooks using the OER (Open Education Resources) guide.



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