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Open Educational Resources

Social Science Open Textbooks


Anthropology YouTube Channels

Videos for EdX course examining ways in which anthropology as a discipline can shed new perspectives on 
current world issues, from indigeneity to migration and material culture.

Open Social Work Education Project

Faculty Say . . . . . .

"This is an issue of social justice.  How, in good conscience, can we not contribute to this movement?"  --Comment from  faculty member after participating the Lumen Learning's Kaleidoscope Open Course Initiative


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

Principles of Economics  Principles of Macroeconomics   Principles of Microeconomics  
A second edition of their Principles of Microeconomics is in development and will be available soon.

Open Textbooks

Here are some examples of the many OER textbooks available for economics.  Search for others in the repositories linked on the left, or contact a librarian to help you find what you want.

Economic Policy Simulator

The CORE Project


Textbook Gallery [Geography]

OER Resources [Geography]

Browse Major Repositories

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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

Nicco Pandolfi is the library liaison to the Geography Department.  Reach him at or 995-1065.

Gapminder logo
Gapminder is a tool to help create free teaching resources  based on reliable statistics.

If it were my
If It Were My Home
 is a tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another.


"Noba is an open and free online platform that provides high-quality, flexibly structured textbooks and educational materials."

Course showcase

Regis McCord worked with librarians to create this customized course for PSY 250, using his own Mind Maps paired with readings that are freely available online.  

Psychology Open Textbooks