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Science: Prescribed, Recommended & Open Textbooks: Open Science textbooks

This LibGuide provides the titles of Prescribed and Recommended books for the schools in the Faculty of Science. Links are provided to the catalogue record of books as well as links to the online availability of books. Additional links are provided under

Open Textbooks

Open textbooks are a type of open educational resource (OER). Open textbooks have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by academics from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. Open textbooks can be downloaded at no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization.

As part of the broader open educational resources movement, open textbooks increasingly are seen as a solution to challenges with traditionally published textbooks, such as access and affordability concerns.


Where to find Open textbooks

Open Textbooks - useful links


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