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Textbooks* at OU and beyond
Selected textbook rental websites
Selected online textbook stores
Buy digital copies of your textbook and get immediate access.
Tablet and mobile users can download free eTextbooks app.
You can use
Kindle for PC
on your PC.
Buy a digital copy of your textbook, take notes, highlight, share....
Another website for purchasing digital textbooks on your desktop, online or your smart phone. Allows note-taking, highlighting, etc. Has books from popular textbook publishers like Elsevier.
Search and comparison tools
To search for specific books across online stores
and find the cheapest prices
(also shows the highest cash paying buyback for textbooks that students want to sell)
At Oakland University
OU Barnes and Noble Bookstore:
OU Book Swap
: search for books for your course.
To identify the right edition of the textbook, have ready the following information:
, name of the lead
, and the
(or alternatively, the publisher and date of publication).
Flat World Knowledge
MERLOT open textbooks
Orange Grove Texts Plus
Open Educational Resources Commons textbooks
helps find open textbooks online.
Open Textbooks from the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources
list of free, open textbooks. Also free
"a student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by teachers and professors...On this site you'll find links and reviews of textbooks and select educational resources."
a digital library of sharable undergraduate teaching materials for chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, and computer science.
O'Reilly Open Books Project
computer and technology related books from the publisher.
To learn more
Open Access Textbooks guide
(Iowa State University Libraries, Gerry McKiernan)
Where to buy cheap college textbooks (StudentHacks.org)
The complete guide to saving money on textbooks (Life Hacker)
Best places to download free textbooks
A call for open textbooks
Inside Higher Ed
, Oct. 1, 2010
The Global Text Project
Tips to save on textbooks
(Make Textbooks Affordable)
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