• Accounting Principles: A Business Perspective, by Roger H. Hermanson, James D. Edwards, Michael W. Maher, BCCampus (2011). License: CC BY
    “uses annual reports of real companies to illustrate many of the accounting concepts in use in business today.”
  • Principles of Accounting: Financial Accounting (Volume 1), by Mitchell Franklin, Patty Graybeal, and Dixon Cooper, OpenStax (2019). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “Principles of Accounting is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of a two-semester accounting course that covers the fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting.”
  • Principles of Accounting: Managerial Accounting (Volume 2), by Mitchell Franklin, Patty Graybeal, and Dixon Cooper, OpenStax (2019). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    Principles of Accounting 2 “is designed to appeal to both accounting and non-accounting majors, exposing students to the core concepts of accounting in familiar ways to build a strong foundation that can be applied across business fields.”


  • Business Communication for Success, University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing (2015). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    Business Communication for Success (BCS) provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to the study and application of written and oral business communication to serve both student and professor.”
  • Business Ethics, by Stephen M. Byars and Kurt Stanberry, OpenStax (2021). License: CC BY
    “This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including case studies, application scenarios, and links to video interviews with executives, all of which help instill in students a sense of ethical awareness and responsibility.”
  • Fundamentals of Business, third edition, by Stephen J. Skripak, Virginia Tech Works (2020). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “A 370-page open education resource intended to serve as a no-cost, faculty customizable primary text for one-semester undergraduate introductory business courses. It covers the following topics in business: Teamwork; economics; ethics; entrepreneurship; business ownership, management, and leadership; organizational structures and operations management; human resources and motivating employees; managing in labor union contexts; marketing and pricing strategy; hospitality and tourism, accounting and finance, and personal finances.”
  • Introduction to Business, by Lawrence J. Gitman, Carl McDaniel, Amit Shah, Monique Reece, Linda Koffel, Bethann Talsma, and James C. Hyatt, OpenStax (2021). License: CC BY
    “The book provides detailed explanations in the context of core themes such as customer satisfaction, ethics, entrepreneurship, global business, and managing change. Introduction to Business includes hundreds of current business examples from a range of industries and geographic locations, which feature a variety of individuals.”
  • Introductory Business Statistics, by Alexander Holmes, Barbara Illowsky, and Susan Dean, OpenStax (2021). License: CC BY
    “Designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the one-semester statistics course for business, economics, and related majors. Core statistical concepts and skills have been augmented with practical business examples, scenarios, and exercises.”

Career and Technology Teacher Education

  • Communication, Affect, & Learning in the Classroom – 4th Edition, by Virginia Peck Richmond, Jason S. Wrench, and Joan Gorham, Jason S. Wrench (2020). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “The purpose of the handbook was to synthesize the first three decades of research in instructional communication into a single volume that could help both researchers and instructors understand the value of communication in the instructional process.”
  • Design for Learning: Principles, Processes, and Praxis, by Jason K. McDonald and Richard E. West, EdTech Books (2021). License: CC BY-NC.
    “Our purpose in this book is twofold. First, we introduce the basic skill set and knowledge base used by practicing instructional designers. We do this through chapters contributed by experts in the field who have either academic, research-based backgrounds, or practical, on-the-job experience (or both). Our goal is that students in introductory instructional design courses will be able to use this book as a guide for completing a basic instructional design project. We also hope the book is useful as a ready resource for more advanced students or others seeking to develop their instructional design knowledge and skills.”
  • Education for a Digital World: Advice, Guidelines and Effective Practice from Around Globe, by Sandy Hirtz and David G. Harper, BCcampus (2008). License: CC BY-SA
    Education for a Digital World contains a comprehensive collection of proven strategies and tools for effective online teaching, based on the principles of learning as a social process. It offers practical, contemporary guidance to support e-learning decision-making, instructional choices, as well as program and course planning, and development.”
  • Foundations of Learning and Instructional Design Technology, by Richard E. West, EdTech Books (2018). License: CC BY
    “What is this field?” “Where have we come from as a discipline, and where are we going?” “What do I want to study?” These and other questions are typical for new students in the field of Learning and Instructional Design Technology. This textbook is designed to help answer these questions and provide the quickest route to understanding the history and current trends in the field. After surveying classic theories and writings, as well as more recent applications of theory and practice, students will be better prepared to chart their own course and careers within the discipline. This book is designed to support foundations courses common in departments, as well as seminars on current trends and issues.”

Dental Hygiene

  • Comparative Oral+ENT Biology, by Marcos Gridi-Papp, OpenStax (2018). License: CC BY
    “Comparative Oral+ENT Biology is designed for a semester-long course taken by undergraduate students who are preparing for careers in dentistry, medicine, veterinary, audiology, speech pathology or evolutionary biology. It explores the mouth, ears, nose and throat of humans and animals discussing their evolution, development, function, and some common clinical issues. The text provides a broad background through an integrative and organismal perspective. It crosses the boundaries of disciplines, anatomical regions and professions to present structures and mechanisms within an evolutionary context.”
  • Histology and Embryology for Dental Hygiene, by Laird Sheldahl, Raye Ann Yapp, Open Oregon State (2020). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “This eBook makes use of animated images to focus on concepts in histology and embryology, as well as hyperlinks to promote non-linear reading and learning. It is aimed at college students in a dental hygienist program.”
  • Oral Health Education Tool, by Dr. Maryam Sharifzadeh-Amin and Dr. Andrew Hoang, University of Alberta in Edmonton (2019). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “This series of preventative dental care community health educational materials are openly licensed to encourage community reuse including adaptation. Oral diseases continue to disproportionately affect immigrant communities. There is a clear need for a culturally appropriate tool to enhance oral health literacy of recent immigrants. The objectives of this collaborative initiative were to develop an oral health educational tool and ensure its cultural appropriateness for newcomers.”

Fashion Business and Technology

  • eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Online Marketing, BCcampus (2011). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “… covers all of the important aspects of online marketing, including the areas associated with search engine marketing, affiliate marketing, web analytics and conversion optimization, web development, online copywriting, online advertising, webPR, online reputation management, pay per click advertising, viral marketing, social media marketing, search engine optimization, eMarketing strategy, market research, mobile marketing, crowd sourcing, and customer relationship management.”
  • Fashion History Timeline, from the Fashion Institute of Technology, License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “The Fashion History Timeline is an open-access source for fashion history knowledge, featuring objects and artworks from over a hundred museums and libraries that span the globe.”
  • Queer Fashion and Style: Stories from the Heartland: An Exhibition Catalog, by Kelly L. Reddy-Best, Dana Goodin, and Eulanda Sanders, Iowa State University (2020). License: CC BY-ND
    “Queer Fashion & Style: Stories from the Heartland analyzes the recent history of fashion through a queer lens by examining how queer identities are negotiated in everyday styles by women in the Midwest part of the United States from the late twentieth century to the present.”
  • Special Topics: New Textiles, by Leah Buechley, MIT OpenCourseWare (2010). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “This project-based course will explore the future of textiles, focusing particularly on blending rich crafting traditions with new technologies.”

Health Sciences

  • Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care, by Glynda Rees Doyle and Jodie Anita McCutcheon, British Columbia Institute of Technology (2020). License: CC BY
    “This open educational resource (OER) was developed to ensure best practice and quality care based on the latest evidence, and to address inconsistencies in how clinical health care skills are taught and practiced in the clinical setting. The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current.”
  • Free Books for Doctors, by Amedeo
    FreeBooks for Doctors goal is to freely promote online medical books/literature to doctors and those in the medical professions, so that these medical books/materials/resources can be widely available and easily accessible to find and download anywhere in the world.
  • Human Nutrition, by University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Food Science and Human Nutrition Program. License: CC BY
    “The book covers basic concepts in human nutrition, key information about essential nutrients, basic nutritional assessment, and nutrition across the lifespan.”
  • Microbiology for Allied Health Students with supplemental Lab Manual and Instructional Materials, by Molly Smith and Sara Selby, University System of Georgia (2017). License: CC BY
    “This open textbook is a remix of Openstax MicrobiologyCC-BY 4.0, is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements for the single semester Microbiology course for non-majors and allied health students. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health.”

Hospitality Management

  • Essential Skills Companion Kit for Culinary Arts Trades Training, by Marlin Ratch, et al., BCcampus Open Textbook (2019). License: CC BY
    “The Essential Skills Companion Kit to Culinary Arts Trades Training was developed to complement technical Culinary Arts Trades Training. The various activity sets are designed to reinforce academic information that students are required to know during their training.”
  • Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation, by Career and College Transition Division at the California Department of Education
    “Hospitality Tourism & Recreation is a course designed to introduce the student to the various aspects of Hospitality industry. This class is designed to give the student basic skills needed to acquire an entry level job in lodging, recreation, travel event planning and theme park/ exhibition occupations.”
  • Introduction to Food Production and Service, by Beth Egan, The Pennsylvania State University Open Resource Publishing (2021). License: CC BY
    “Food service is a dominant segment of the hospitality industry that represents a significant proportion of the economy. This book has been prepared for students studying hospitality management in the School of Hospitality Management at The Pennsylvania State University.”
  • Modern Pastry and Plated Dessert Techniques, by The BC Cook Articulation Committee, BCcampus (2015). License: CC BY
    “Modern Pastry and Plated Dessert Techniques is one of a series of Culinary Arts books developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s food service and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook and Baker programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and there for can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in food service skills.”
  • Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation, by Tom Theis and Jonathan Tomkin, OpenStax CNX (2015). License: CC BY
    “This text is designed to introduce the reader to the essential concepts of sustainability. This subject is of vital importance seeking as it does to uncover the principles of the long-term welfare of all the peoples of the planet but is only peripherally served by existing college textbooks.”

Human Services

  • American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare Videos and Webinars
    A project of The Grand Challenges for Social Work, established by the American Academy of Social Welfare and Social Work (AASWSW) in 2016.
  • Foundations for Assisting in Home Care, by Kimberly B. McLain, Andrea C. Wade and Erin O’Hara-Leslie, Milne Library Publishing at SUNY Geneseo (2018). License: CC BY
    “…provides the background necessary to begin working toward a career in the home care field as either a Home Health Aide or Personal Care Aide.”
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment I, by Susan Tyler, University of Arkansas Libraries (2020). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “This course will explore theoretical perspectives in Social Work to help provide a foundation for organizing thoughts about client needs and issues they are seeking supports for.”
  • Resources for Working with Immigrants & Refugees
    A resource guide by Urban Librarians Unite intended for social workers, librarians, and others working to support immigrants and refugees. Includes resources broken down into the following categories: Fast Resources, Toolkits, Government Resources, Locations, and Articles.
  • Scientific Inquiry in Social Work, by Matthew DeCarlo, Open Social Work Education (2018). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “As an introductory textbook for social work students studying research methods, this book guides students through the process of creating a research project.”
  • UC Davis Center for Human Services Resource Barn
    Resource hub from the Center for Human Services at UC Davis Extension.

Law and Paralegal Studies

  • Business Law I Essentials, by Mirande Valbrune, Renee De Assis, et al., OpenStax (2021). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    a brief introductory textbook designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of courses on Business Law or the Legal Environment of Business.”
  • Criminal Law, by University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing (2015). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “Criminal Law uses a two-step process to augment learning, called the applied approach. First, after building a strong foundation from scratch, Criminal Law introduces you to crimes and defenses that have been broken down into separate components…the second step of the applied approach is reviewing examples of the application of law to facts after dissecting and analyzing each legal concept.”
  • Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System, by Alison S. Burke, David Carter, Brian Fedorek, Tiffany Morey, Lore Rutz-Burri, and Shanell Sanchez, Open Oregon Educational Resources (2019). License: CC BY-SA
    “…covers law enforcement, criminal courts, sentencing, penal institutions, and community-based sanctions. It also includes historical and contemporary perspectives on components of the criminal justice system, as well as the legal and constitutional frameworks in which they operate.”
  • Library of Congress Current Legal Topics
    “This collection features research reports and other publications on a wide range of legal topics prepared by the Law Library of Congress in response to requests or recurring interest from Congress and other federal government entities on issues concerning foreign, comparative, and international law (FCIL).”
  • Open Judicial Politics, by Rorie Spill Solberg, Jennifer Segal Diascro, and Eric Waltenburg, Oregon State University (2020). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “Open Judicial Politics is a compilation of new and original research in judicial politics, written specifically for the undergraduate audience, thus providing accessible examples of political science research that also address some of the more current concerns and controversies in our field.”


  • Boundless Marketing
  • Principles of Marketing, University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing (2015). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    Principles of Marketing teaches the experience and process of actually doing marketing – not just the vocabulary. It carries five dominant themes throughout in order to expose students to marketing in today’s environment: Service dominant logic, Sustainability, Ethics and social responsibility, Global coverage, and Metrics.”


  • Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know, by Susan E. Lowey, OpenSUNY (2015). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “The purpose of this textbook is to provide an in-depth look at death and dying in this country, including the vital role of the nurse in assisting patients and families along the journey towards the end of life.”
  • Nursing Pharmacology, by eds. Elizabeth Christman and Kimberly Ernstmeyer, Chippewa Valley Technical College (2020). License: CC BY
    “This open access Nursing Pharmacology textbook is designed for entry-level undergraduate nursing students. It explains basic concepts of pharmacology and describes common medication classes.”
  • Nutrition: Science and Everyday Application – beta v 0.1, by Alice Callahan, Heather Leonard, and Tamberly Powell, Open Oregon Educational Resources (2020). License: CC BY-NC
    “The book covers basic nutrition and metabolism, information literacy, energy balance, nutrition across life stages, dietary supplements, an in-depth look at each of the macronutrients, and major functions of vitamins and minerals.”
  • Open RN: Open Resources for Nursing, Chippewa Valley Technical College (2020-2022). License: CC BY
    “The OER Nursing textbooks are written based on the State Nursing curriculum established by the Wisconsin Technical College System, and include: Pharmacology, Skills, Nursing Fundamentals, Mental Health & Community Concepts, and Management & Professional Concepts.”
  • Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice – 2nd Edition, by Jamie Murphy, The State University of New York at Delhi, Open SUNY (2020). License: CC BY
    “…provides a pivotal learning experience for students transitioning from an associate degree education to a baccalaureate degree. Content includes a broad overview of the nursing profession, the role of accrediting and professional organizations with a strong focus on the American Nurses Association’s foundational documents.”

Radiological Technology and Medical Imaging

  • Radiation Safety, by Jason S. Ballard, Linn Benton Community College, Open Oregon Educational Resources (2020). License: CC BY
    “A comprehensive textbook aligned with “a course designed to meet the training requirements for formal certification in Radiation Safety for both X-ray and gamma Radiographers. It covers personal safety and protection, controlling radiation dose, personal monitoring, survey instruments, biological effects of radiation, exposure devices, emergency procedures, and storage and shipment of devices and sources.”
  • Radiography OER research guide by Washtenaw Community College Library.

Restorative Dentistry

  • MedEdPortal – Dental Collection from The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
    “MedEdPORTAL is a free online international publication venue where educators in the health professions may publish and share educational resources, including dental education.”
  • Mordida Constructiva (En español/In Spanish)
    Video que presenta un procedimiento clínico para la toma de una Mordida Constructiva. English Translation: This video presents a clinical procedure for taking a bite Constructive.
  • Oral Health Education Tool, by Dr. Maryam Sharifzadeh-Amin and Dr. Andrew Hoang, University of Alberta in Edmonton (2019). License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “This series of preventative dental care community health educational materials are openly licensed to encourage community reuse including adaptation. Oral diseases continue to disproportionately affect immigrant communities. There is a clear need for a culturally appropriate tool to enhance oral health literacy of recent immigrants. The objectives of this collaborative initiative were to develop an oral health educational tool and ensure its cultural appropriateness for newcomers.”

Vision Care Technology

  • Diabetic Eye Disease: Strengthening Services, by International Centre for Eye Health. License: CC BY-NC-SA
    “The course highlights the key facts about diabetic eye disease and its management and how health teams and people with diabetes can work together to reduce the risk of vision loss and blindness.”
  • Eye Rounds Atlas, by The University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences (2020). License: CC BY-NC-ND
    “A collection of ocular images and very brief reports.”

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