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Open Educational Resources

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

What are Open Textbooks?

Open textbook is a textbook licensed under an open copyright license and made available online to be freely used by students, teachers, and members of the public.

  • They are available for free as online versions and in a variety of file formats (e.g., for eReaders, editable files like XML and HTML), and as low-cost printed versions, should students or faculty opt for these.
  • Open textbooks are a way to significantly reduce student textbook costs while giving instructors the flexibility to reformat and customize their course material.
  • They are an affordable, flexible alternative to traditionally published textbooks.

Open Textbooks & Books

Title Source License Notes
The American LGBTQ Rights Movement: An Introduction Open Textbook Library CC BY-SA PDF download
Antiracism Inc. OAPEN CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 PDF download
Documenting Racism OAPEN CC BY 4.0 PDF download
My Slipper Floated Away CUNY CC-BY-NC-ND PDF download
Slavery to Liberation: The African American Experience Encompass CC BY-NC PDF download
What We Now Know about Race and Ethnicity OAPEN CC BY 4.0 PDF download
Writing for Change: An Advanced ELL Resource Open Textbook Library CC BY Multiple Formats
Intercultural Communication| 2020 Open Textbook Library CC BY-NC-SA PDF download
Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology Open Textbook Library CC BY-NC PDF or E-book

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