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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

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.

America: History & Life 

Covers the history and culture of the US and Canada, from prehistory to the present.

Biological Science Collection

Selected full text journal articles, conference proceedings, technical reports, books and patents on a variety of scientific topics.

Communication & Mass Media Complete

In-dept coverage of communication and mass media


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. 

Films on Demand

Streaming videos on a variety of educational topics.


Full text articles and streaming videos on environmental issues

JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collection

Full text journal articles, primary sources, and ebooks

MEF Digital

Streaming videos from the Media Education Foundation

Science in Context

Articles from national and global newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals. Includes experimental reports, images, video, and audio.