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There are a number of great resources that provide digital books that can be a great resource for teachers.



FREEPhonics from Primary Concepts with 82 lessons designed to help pre-K students build vocabulary and reading skills.

OpenStax: Creative Commons Textbooks 
Versions in Web, PDF, and EPUB. 

Open Textbook Library:‚Äč

Flexbooks/e-textbooks in Math Science, English, History, and more.

Connexions – Open Source Textbooks:
a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute:

Textbook Revolt: 
TextbookRevolt (formally Socialbib) is a service, where students offer up old textbooks that they no longer have a need for and trade them for ones that they do need. 

Book Gold Mine:
Links to texts in the categories of Biology, Business, Computer Science, Math and Physics.


Tar Heel Reader:
Easy to read and accessible books for beginning teenaged readers.

Book Boon: 
Textbooks (many areas) and business ebooks (PDF)

Academic Commons (

  • Academic Commons is dedicated to the development of free web-based resources for academic professionals focusing on liberal arts education via digital tools.

  • The news aggregator showcases current developments and projects in the open education community.

AcademicPub (

  • AcademicPub is a build-your-own-textbook service that offers students three different options for purchasing the book: digital download, paperback, or hardcover.

  • Instructors can create a customized textbook with book chapters, case studies and journal articles.

  • AcademicPub provides services to track how much royalties will cost for each custom textbook.

Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (

  • The CCCOER collects open access resources for the creation of textbook alternatives, in addition to open content repositories and developmental tools.

  • Access to over 500 open textbooks, as well as a useful guide to creating and implementing your own open access textbook.

Connexions (

  • Connexions contains educational materials for everyone - from children to college students to professionals - organized in small modules that are easily connected into larger collections or courses

  • All content is free to use and reuse under the Creative Commons attribution license

Flat World Knowledge (

  • Provides a new approach to college textbooks offering rigorously reviewed textbooks online free of cost to students.

  • Offers full-text online for free and in a variety of affordable formats.

OER Commons: Open Textbooks (

  • This catalog contains hundreds of college-level open textbooks from higher education institutions around the world.

Ohio Digital Bookshelf Project (

  • A pilot project for the Ohio Textbook HQ, the Ohio Digital Bookshelf aims to provide inexpensive higher-ed textbooks.

  • Free registration required to view textbooks.

Open Courseware Consortium (

  • Free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials, organized as courses.

  • A collaboration of more than 200 higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a board and deep body of open educational content using a shared model.

Open KSA (

  • Digital course material made freely available by the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University 

Open Textbook Catalog (

  • A catalog of open access textbooks to be reviewed by faculty members, made available by the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development.

  • All textbooks in this catalog are openly licenses, complete, and available in print at very little cost.

SmARThistory (

  •  A free and open, online, not-for-profit art history textbook with complete multimedia content. 

Student PIRGs: Open Textbooks (

  • A catalog of information about some of the top examples of open college textbooks, offered online under a license allowing free digital access and inexpensive print options. Material can be easily modified to fit your needs.

  • Subjects covered: Accounting & Finance; Business, Management & Marketing; Computer Science & Information Systems; Economics; General Education; Humanities & Language; Mathematics & Statistics; Natural & Physical Sciences; Social Sciences.

Textbook Media (

  • Offers a number of e-Textbooks sorted by author and topic

  • All of the textbooks can be downloaded for free and many of them can be purchased in print form

Textbook Revolution (

  • A student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by teachers and professors

  • The approach is to bring all of the free textbooks they can find together in one place, review them, and let the best rise to the top and find their way into the hands of students in classrooms around the world

The Global Text Project (

  • A free library of thousands of texts for students in a range of topics covered in a university undergraduate program

  • Join venture between the Terry College of Business of the University of Georgia and the Daniels College of Business of the University of Denver.

  • Individual book chapters can be opened and modified to fit your own needs.

WikiEducator ( 

  • An evolving online community intended for the planning of education projects linked with the development of free content and the development of free content on WikiEducator for free learning.

World Lecture Hall (

  • Includes links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver course materials in any language.


Open Textbooks List:

FHSST: Free High School Science Texts:


Freeload Press (variety of online texts free)


Publisher Title URL
Algebra II
Connexions Advanced Algebra II
CK-12 Foundation CK-12 Geometry
Linear Algebra
Robert Beezer A First Course in Linear Algebra
Paul Dawkins Linear Algebra
Jim Hefferon Linear Algebra
Probability and Statistics
CK-12 Foundation CK-12 Probability and Statistics
Connexions Collaborative Statistics
Laurie Snell Introduction to Probability
Advanced Probability and Statistics
CK-12 Foundation CK-12 Probability and Statistics
Connexions Collaborative Statistics
CK-12 Foundation CK-12 Trigonometry
Michael Corral Trigonometry
Paul Dawkins Calculus
CK-12 Foundation CK-12 Single Variable Calculus
H. Jerome Keisler Elementary Calculus: An Infinitesimal Approach
David Guichard Calculus
Wellesley-Cambridge Calculus
Publisher Title URL
Biology/Life Sciences
CK-12 Foundation CK-12 Biology I
CK-12 Foundation CK-12 Life Science
Pearson Education Biology
Connexions Concept Development Studies in Chemistry
CK-12 Foundation CK-12 Chemistry
Curriki Open Source Chemistry Course
Earth Science
CK-12 Foundation CK-12 Earth Science
Curriki Earth Systems, an Earth Science Course
Hugues Goosse Introduction to Climate Dynamics and Climate Modeling
Dr. Benjamin Crowell Light and Matter
Motion Mountain Motion Mountain - The Adventure of Physics
History-Social Science
Publisher Title URL
US History & Geography
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Information Programs Outline of U.S. History


Elementary Algebra


Textbooks in Mathematics 
General Mathematics
Number Theory
Algebraic Geometry

Topology Analysis
Mathematical Physics
Probability Theory
Applied Mathematics


Algebra: Abstract and Concrete ( pdf document )

This textbook provides a thorough introduction to "modern'' or "abstract'' algebra at a level suitable for upper-level undergraduates and beginning graduate students. The book addresses the conventional topics: groups, rings, fields, and linear algebra, with symmetry as a unifying theme. See ok.html

Understanding Algebra ( pdf document )

An introductory algebra textbook, covering concepts including arithmetic, word problems, graphing and lines, equations and expressions, exponents, and polynomials. Includes a graphing applet, a prime factorization machine, and a prime number list. This resource is part of the Teaching Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences collection.

Elementary Algebra
Nature is in a constant state of change, with each new development building on what already existed. Elementary Algebra with Applications, Third Edition, follows the same pattern - it develops concepts and ideas as natural extensions of previously learned material. This problem-solving approach leads today's students beyond memorization to a true conceptual understanding.


Reasonable Basic Algebra (RBA):

Elementary Algebra
Elementary Algebra is a work text that covers the traditional topics studied in a modern elementary algebra course. It is intended for students who (1) have no exposure to elementary algebra, (2) have previously had an unpleasant experience with elementary algebra, or (3) need to review algebraic concepts and techniques. NOTE: This book is a work in progress and has not yet been marked up in CNXML. You can download individual chapter PDF files from their respective modules.

Algebra 1 (CK12)

Algebra I in Simple English:




XP Math eBooks 

Bob Miller's Algebra for the Clueless
Go Figure: Using Math to Answer Everyday Imponderables
Number: The Language of Science
Math Wonders to Inspire Teachers and Students
Everyday Math Demystified
Trigonometry Demystified
Algebra Demystified
Instant Revision: AS Maths
Algebra Concepts and Applications
Geometry Concepts and Applications
Statistics for the Utterly Confused
5 Steps to a 5: Advanced Placement Statistics
QuickStudy - Calculus 1
Instant Revision: GCSE Mathematics
IMPACT Mathematics, Course 3
Schaum's Outline of Elementary Algebra
Schaum's Outline of Beginning Finite Mathematics
Careers for Number Crunchers & Other Quantitative Types, Second Edition
Fast Ideas For Busy Teachers, Math Grade 4
Fast Ideas For Busy Teachers, Math Grade 5
Mathematics for Business, Science, and Technology
Master Math Solving Word Problems
More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues
Teach Yourself Trigonometry
Foundations of Infinitesimal Calculus
Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science (2nd Edition)
Bob Miller's Calc for the Clueless: Calc I
Bob Miller's Calc for the Clueless: Calc II
Algebraic Topology


eCourses Math


Wikibooks Mathematics



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