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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

College Open Textbooks

Mostly free textbooks searchable by subject and content reviews


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


Psychology textbooks

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

Academic Search Complete

Multidisciplinary database useful for researching a variety of topics.

Chronicle of Higher Education

News and information from the education field. You must create an account using your JWU email address, verify it, and use it to access full text content.

Criminal Justice & Public Safety in Video

Streaming videos featuring interviews about field experiences, controversies in the justice system, and training videos for how to respond to potentially dangerous situations.

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text

Full text for scholarly articles, magazines, and ebooks covering all areas related to criminology and criminal justice


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. 

Education Research Complete

Full text journal articles, ebooks, and conference papers

Military & Government Collection

Current news articles about law enforcement and all branches of the military


Full text articles from journals published by the APA and allied organizations

PsychiatryOnline with DSM V

Provides access to the DSM V, full text reference books and journals, as well as brochures on mental health topics