One of the largest repositories of Open Educational Resources on the Web. Includes textbooks, lectures, labs, case studies, activities, and more.
MnSCU participates in this repository hosted by the University of Minnesota. The site encourages users to leave reviews of textbooks to help in the vetting process.
College Open Textbooks
This site lists open textbooks that have already been vetted as suitable for use in community colleges by the College Open Textbooks Collaborative.
OpenStax College is an initiative from Rice University that publishes peer-reviewed open textbooks for introductory courses along with additional resources like slides and test banks. OpenStax partners with print-on-demand services to print bound versions at a lower cost than traditional textbooks.
MERLOT II is an international repository of all kinds of open educational resources including textbooks. The Advanced Search page allows you to limit your search to textbooks written with a lower-division college audience in mind.
OpenTextBookStore (Math) and MyOpenMath
OpenTextBookStore is a list of open textbooks for math courses that have already been vetted for use in college courses.
MyOpenMath is a free online interactive math homework platform aligned to work with many of the texts from OpenTextBookStore.
MIT Open Textbooks
This site lists the open textbooks used in MIT's open courseware program. This can be an especially good resource for STEM courses.
Open Learning Initiative
This project from Carnegie Mellon University provides full courses that instructors can incorporate in whole or part into their own courses. The project focuses on engaging students in active learning and providing instructors with meaningful assessment data.
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of full-text e-books that includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, and reference books in biography, history, literature, medicine, and more.
Online database of full-text reference e-books on history, health, literature, and science.
ABC-CLIO eBook Collection
Gale Literary Sources (formerly Artemis)
Gale Literary Sources searches all these literature resources at once: Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, Litfinder, Scribner Writers Series, Twayne's Author Series, Something About the Author Online, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography.
eBooks Collection (EBSCOHost)
A collection of full text e-books covering a variety of topics. The collection is available 24/7, allowing access to the online version of many popular books.
SIPX in a Nutshell
Tutorial: How to Create a SIPX Reading List (Updated Jan. 2017)
If adding readings from beyond the Library's collection, learn about pricing in SIPX .
Need help? Contact Library faculty Lacey Mamak.
Directions for creating stable links to articles and videos found in Normandale Library databases.