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Open Education Resources: College of Online Education

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2012 Book Project

Archive of basic college textbooks provided under a Creative Commons license by a textbook publisher


Search by subject for various subject areas, including health science, math, engineering, business, management, psychology, and life sciences.

Lumen Pressbooks

Alternative textbooks that you can search by subject

Merlot II

Embedded resources and textbooks with many different search options

Open Culture

Free educational and cultural media

OpenED at BC Campus

Canadian open textbook project covering both academic and trade topics

OpenStax College

Open peer-reviewed texts

Open Textbook Library

A growing catalog of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks

SmART History

A leading resource for the study of art of and cultural heritage

Academic Search Complete

Multidisciplinary database useful for researching a variety of topics.

ACM Digital Library

The Association for Computing Machinery provides their full text collection of publications, including journals, conference proceedings, technical magazines, newsletters, and books.


For design classes, access 1.8 million images from the world's leading museums, libraries, artists, and photo archives.


The library provides access to several ebook collections. To search most comprehensively, visit the library's homepage and perform a search under the tab labeled Books & Videos. Use the refine features on the left hand side of the results page to limit your search to ebooks at JWU.