High quality open access textbooks from Rice University. Topics cover many typical high enrollment courses, such as:
Anatomy & Physiology
Biology - Microbiology
Business: Intro to, Accounting, Management, Bus Statistics
Economics, Macro-economics, Micro-economics
Mathematics - Algebra, pre-Algebra Trigonometry, Calculus, Pre-calculus
"A free, comprehensive, peer-reviewed, award-winning Open Text for students and faculty in college-level courses that require writing and research." Uses an interesting model that allows for collaborative authorship and an editorial board.
This "build-your-own" open acess psychology textbook project allows instructors to choose chapters. It also offers a few "ready-made" texts and there are print options. Founded by emeritus faculty from the University of Illinois with authors from many reputable universities, including Harvard and Yale.
Faculty at Grand Valley State University have published some open access texts on their library's Digital Commons repository. Includes texts on:
Simulation in Manufacturing
Faculty at USF have published some open access texts on their library's Digital Commons repository. Includes texts on several mathematics topics, research methods in the social sciences, journalism, and writing.
Contribute a Verse: A Guide to First Year Composition
Compact Anthology of World Literature
Principles of Macroeconomic Literacy
The Basics of American Government
History in the Making: A History of the People of the United States of America to 1877
Written by a Sociology prof Ron J. Hammond & revised in cooperation with Sociology profs at other institutions. Available in both html and PDF. Test bank available to instructors.
Introduction to SOCIOLOGY
SOCIOLOGY of the Family
"Pitt Press has selected 762 monographs for open access, including titles from the Pitt Latin American Series, Pitt Series in Russian and East European Studies, and Composition, Literacy and Culture. The majority of these titles are out-of-print, but are now available online."
Open access texts from AU Press, a Canadian university press. Includes three texts:
Legal Literacy: An Introduction to Legal Studies
Mind, Body, World: Foundations of Cognitive Science
Open Data Structures: An Introduction
Download books for the study of ancient Near Eastern civilizations, including Anatolian studies, archaeology, Egypt, epigraphic survey, Hittite civilization, Islamic studies, language and text studies, Mesopotamian civilization, Nubian civilization, Iranian civilization, prehistoric Near East, Syro/Palestine
Open access textbooks that are free to download and available for purchase in inexpensive print form. These include free teaching tools such as labs, videos, and datasets. Texts include: Statistics, Statistics with Randomization and Simulation, Advanced High School Statistics.
Introduction to Computing : Explorations in Language, Logic, and Machines
Forecasting: principles and practice
Statistical foundations of machine learning
Electric load forecasting
Modal logic of strict necessity and possibility
Applied biostatistical analysis using R
Introduction to environmental economics
A "non-profit consortium of mostly US law schools that conducts applied research and development in the area of computer-mediated legal education. The organization is best known in law schools for CALI Lessons, online interactive tutorials in legal subjects. . ." CALI also has a number of law related textbooks that can be downloaded for free.
Open Texts from UW-Madison., include titles such as a reader for first year English and an intro text on political thought, as well as titles such as Political Theory of the American Revolution, Isolationism and Empire, and 13 Principles of Good Learning in Games — Applied to Teaching.
This award winning open text is a students' guide for classroom and career success. This text, designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation focuses on study skills, time management, career exploration, health, and financial literacy.
British publisher of academic books. There is a free html version of each book, plus inexpensive options for other formats. A few might be useful for undergrad courses, but most are highly specialized books.