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Open Educational Resources

InTech Open Books

InTech is the publisher of one of the largest open access collection of books in the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine. With the goal to provide free online access to research since 2004, InTech has published 2,571 books5 journals and collaborated with 91,092 international scientists.

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Library Collections

Online library resources can be integrated into course materials; in some cases, a multi-user licensed ebook may be a good text option. Below are some suggested databases/sources:

Your Library Liaison

Kerrey Woughter is the library liaison to the CIT Department.  Reach her at or 995-1063.

Tools for Faculty

MathBook XML A lightweight XML application for authors of scientific articles, textbooks and monographs.

Integrating WeBWorK into TextbooksSample Exercises
And this is how they can work together.  Create your textbook in MathBook XML and your homework using the bank of exercises in WeBWork.  Embed the homework directly into the textbook.

WeBWorK-MathBook XML Bridge Project Complete
Learn more about the Open Oregon project linking these resources together.

OpenStax Math Textbooks

OpenStax textbooks are free, open-source, peer-reviewed, and high-quality.  Most include test banks, slides, and other supplemental materials for faculty.


Supplemental Resources

Use principles of trigonometry to calculate the correct angle of decent for an aircraft during an emergency landing on an air strip just long enough for the aircraft. Be careful, an incorrect calculation could put the aircraft in danger.

Library resources

Ebook Central is a collection of 120,000 academic ebooks available to NMC students.  If you would like to use an ebook as a textbook, the library may be able to purchase a multi-user license.

American Elements

Other Potential Resources

Textbooks for the Earth Sciences