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eBooks/Online Book Collections

A guide on how to find and use ebooks in your research. How to work with various ebook platforms: reading, printing, and downloading on your computer or an ereading device.

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Why explore open textbook options?

65% of students report not purchasing a textbook because of its high price. Source: Fixing the Broken Textbook Market U.S. PIRG Education Fund and the Student PIRGs, January 27, 2014

Open textbooks allow professors to customize and include portions from several sources without requiring purchase of multiple textbooks.

Tools for choosing open books for courses

Consider also freely available resources from various digital libraries; just 2 examples (there are many more!):

Lists of discovery tools at other locations

Locating, Creating, Licensing and Utilizing OERs

Open Textbook Network

Washington University Libraries is a member of MOBIUS; and MOBIUS is now a member of the Open Textbook Network.