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Engineering: Prescribed, Recommended and Open Textbooks: Open Engineering Textbooks

This LibGuide contains the Engineering prescribed and recommended titles with links to the catalogue as well as electronic books.

Open Educational Textbooks

On this page you will find several openly licensed Engineering textbooks along with supplemental materials offered via the Open Educational resources platforms.

Open textbooks are similar to traditional texts, but more flexible. The open licensing of  textbooks allows for collaborations on and improvements to textbooks from contributors around the world. The ability to make minor changes or updates to a textbook or create an abridged version of the book, without requiring students to purchase an entire book, is a cost advantage. The pedagogical advantage is the opportunity for lecturers to make changes, or adapt, the textbook to match their classroom instruction needs and style.

Discipline-specific pages are not intended to be exhaustive, but to showcase content that may be of interest to Engineering considering adopting open educational resources for use in their classes. 

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