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  • Medicine
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Business
  • Law
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High school Textbooks (90)


Natural Sciences

  1. AP Physics Collection
  2. Biology for AP courses
  3. Physics
  4. Principles of Macroeconomics for AP courses 2e
  5. Principles of Microeconomics for AP courses 2e

Classical Novels

  1. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The
  2. Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The
  3. Aesop’s Fables
  4. Agnes Grey
  5. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  6. Andersen’s Fairy Tales
  7. Anna Karenina
  8. Anne of Green Gables
  9. Around the World in 80 Days
  10. Beyond Good and Evil
  11. Bleak House
  12. Brothers Karamazov, The
  13. Christmas Carol, A
  14. Crime and Punishment
  15. David Copperfield
  16. Down and Out in Paris and London
  17. Dracula
  18. Dubliners
  19. Emma
  20. Erewhon
  21. For the Term of His Natural Life
  22. Frankenstein
  23. Great Expectations
  24. Great Gatsby, The
  25. Grimms Fairy Tales
  26. Gulliver’s Travels
  27. Heart of Darkness
  28. Hound of the Baskervilles, The
  29. Idiot, The
  30. Iliad, The
  31. Island of Doctor Moreau, The
  32. Jane Eyre
  33. Jungle Book, The
  34. Kidnapped
  35. Lady Chatterly’s Lover
  36. Last of the Mohicans, The
  37. Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The
  38. Les Miserables
  39. Little Women
  40. Madame Bovary
  41. Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, The
  42. Metamorphosis, The
  43. Middlemarch
  44. Moby Dick
  45. 1984
  46. Northanger Abbey
  47. Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard
  48. Notes from the Underground
  49. Odyssey, The
  50. Of Human Bondage
  51. Oliver Twist
  52. Paradise Lost
  53. Persuasion
  54. Picture of Dorian Gray, The
  55. Pollyanna
  56. Portrait of a Lady, The
  57. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, A
  58. Pride and Prejudice
  59. Prince, The
  60. Robinson Crusoe
  61. Scarlet Pimpernel, The
  62. Sense and Sensibility
  63. Sons and Lovers
  64. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The
  65. Swanns Way
  66. Tale of Two Cities, A
  67. Tales of Mother Goose, The
  68. Tarzan of the Apes
  69. Tender is the Night
  70. Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  71. Thirty Nine Steps, The
  72. Three Musketeers, The
  73. Time Machine, The
  74. Treasure Island
  75. Trial, The
  76. Ulysses
  77. Utopia
  78. Vanity Fair
  79. War and Peace
  80. Within A Budding Grove
  81. Women In Love
  82. Wuthering Heights

College TextBooks (370)

Computer Science

  1. Python for Everybody: Exploring Data Using Python 3
  2. Web Accessibility for Developers
  3. The Missing Link: An Introduction to Web Development and Programming
  4. Foundations of Computation
  5. Algorithms and Data Structures With Applications to Graphics and Geometry
  6. Think Data Structures: Algorithms and Information Retrieval in Java
  7. Open Data Structures: An Introduction
  8. Java with BlueJ
  9. Introduction to Programming Using Java – Eighth Edition
  10. A Byte of Python
  11. Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming
  12. High Performance Computing
  13. Database Design – 2nd Edition
  14. Relational Databases and Microsoft Access
  15. A First Course in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  16. How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python
  17. How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: C Version
  18. How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: C++ Version
  19. Programming Fundamentals – A Modular Structured Approach using C++
  20. Think Java: How To Think Like a Computer Scientist – 2e
  21. Java, Java, Java: Object-Oriented Problem Solving
  22. Think Stats: Probability and Statistics for Programmers – 2e
  23. Think Bayes: Bayesian Statistics Made Simple
  24. Think Complexity: Exploring Complexity Science with Python – 2e
  25. Digital Circuit Projects: An Overview of Digital Circuits Through Implementing Integrated Circuits
  26. Introduction to the Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems
  27. Physical Modeling in MATLAB
  28. Spatial Thinking in Planning Practice: An Introduction to GIS
  29. Introduction to Computer Graphics
  30. Computer Networks: A Systems Approach
  31. An Introduction to Computer Networks – Second Edition
  32. Computer Networking : Principles, Protocols and Practice
  33. Signal Computing: Digital Signals in the Software Domain
  34. x86-64 Assembly Language Programming with Ubuntu
  35. Professional Web Accessibility Auditing Made Easy
  36. First Semester in Numerical Analysis with Python
  37. The Crystal Ball Instruction Manual – version 1.1 Volume One: Introduction to Data Science
  38. An Introduction to Matlab and Mathcad
  39. Yet Another Introductory Number Theory Textbook (Cryptology Emphasis Version)
  40. Delftse Foundations of Computation
  41. The Unicode cookbook for linguists: Managing writing systems using orthography profiles
  42. Implementing a One Address CPU in Logisim
  43. Embedded Controllers Using C and Arduino – 2e
  44. Introduction to MIPS Assembly Language Programming
  45. Think DSP: Digital Signal Processing in Python
  46. Information Systems for Business and Beyond
  47. Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology
  48. The Little Book of Semaphores
  49. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems
  50. Programming Languages: Application and Interpretation – Version Second Edition


  1. A Brief Introduction to Engineering Computation with MATLAB
  2. Introduction to Industrial Engineering
  3. Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I
  4. A First Course in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  5. Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation
  6. Notes on Diffy Qs: Differential Equations for Engineers
  7. Elementary Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems
  8. Developing New Products and Services
  9. Introduction to Aerospace Structures and Materials
  10. Building Maintenance & Construction: Tools and Maintenance Tasks
  11. Direct Energy
  12. Operational Amplifiers & Linear Integrated Circuits: Theory and Application – 3e
  13. Manufacturing Processes 4-5
  14. Electromagnetics Vol 1
  15. DC Electrical Circuit Analysis: A Practical Approach
  16. AC Electrical Circuit Analysis: A Practical Approach
  17. Applied Fluid Mechanics Lab Manual
  18. Fundamentals of Microwave and RF Design
  19. Introduction to Probability
  20. Introduction to Linear, Time-Invariant, Dynamic Systems for Students of Engineering


  1. Hybrid-Flexible Course Design
  2. Creating Online Learning Experiences
  3. Education for a Digital World: Advice, Guidelines and Effective Practice from Around Globe
  4. Educational Psychology
  5. Learning to Learn Online
  6. Sharing Our Knowledge: Best Practices for Supporting English Language Learners in Schools
  7. Introduction to Curriculum for Early Childhood Education
  8. Bad Ideas About Writing
  9. Write Here, Right Now: An Interactive Introduction to Academic Writing and Research
  10. Elementary Earth and Space Science Methods
  11. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers
  12. Trauma Informed Behaviour Support: A Practical Guide to Developing Resilient Learners
  13. Trauma-Informed School Practices: Building Expertise To Transform Schools
  14. Wellbeing in Educational Contexts
  15. Parenting and Family Diversity Issues
  16. Safety, Health, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education
  17. The ELC: An Early Childhood Learning Community at Work
  18. Building Democracy for All: Interactive Explorations of Government and Civic Life
  19. Foundations of Learning and Instructional Design Technology
  20. Ethical Use of Technology in Digital Learning Environments: Graduate Student Perspectives
  21. Writing Instruction Tips For Automated Essay Graders: How To Design an Essay for a Non-human Reader
  22. Conventions 101: A Functional Approach to Teaching (And Assessing!) Grammar and Punctuation
  23. Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research
  24. WAC and Second-Language Writers: Research Towards Linguistically and Culturally Inclusive Programs and Practices
  25. WAC Partnerships Between Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions
  26. Working With Academic Literacies: Case Studies Towards Transformative Practice
  27. Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future
  28. Critical Expressivism: Theory and Practice in the Composition Classroom
  29. Copy(write): Intellectual Property in the Writing Classroom
  30. Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom


  1. Algebra and Trigonometry
  2. Calculus Volume 1
  3. Calculus Volume 2
  4. Calculus Volume 3
  5. Multivariable Calculus
  6. College Algebra
  7. Open Resources for Community College Algebra
  8. Elementary Algebra 2e
  9. Intermediate Algebra 2e
  10. Fundamentals of Matrix Algebra
  11. Introduction to GNU Octave: A brief tutorial for linear algebra and calculus students
  12. A Cool Brisk Walk Through Discrete Mathematics
  13. Mathematical Analysis I
  14. Introductory Statistics with Randomization and Simulation – First Edition
  15. Introductory Business Statistics
  16. Introductory Statistics
  17. Statistical Thinking for the 21st Century
  18. Lies, Damned Lies, or Statistics: How to Tell the Truth with Statistics
  19. Prealgebra 2e
  20. Precalculus
  21. Geometry with an Introduction to Cosmic Topology
  22. Technical Mathematics
  23. Introduction to Game Theory: a Discovery Approach
  24. Quantitative Problem Solving in Natural Resources
  25. Euclidean plane and its relatives
  26. Proofs and Concepts: The Fundamentals of Abstract Mathematics
  27. Applied Finite Mathematics
  28. Linear Regression Using R: An Introduction to Data Modeling
  29. Applied Combinatorics
  30. Math in Society – Edition 2.5

Natural Sciences

  1. Anatomy and Physiology
  2. Human Anatomy Lab Manual
  3. A Mixed Course-Based Research Approach to Human Physiology
  4. Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology – Australian Edition
  5. Astronomy
  6. Biochemistry: Free For All
  7. Biology 2e
  8. Concepts of Biology
  9. Principles of Biology: Biology 211, 212, and 213
  10. Microbiology
  11. General Microbiology – 1st Edition
  12. A Primer for Computational Biology
  13. From Growing to Biology: Plants 1e
  14. A Student’s Guide to Tropical Marine Biology
  15. Chemistry 2e
  16. Chemistry: Atoms first 2e
  17. College Physics
  18. Foundations of Neuroscience
  19. Foundations of Epidemiology
  20. Radiation Safety
  21. Environmental Toxicology
  22. Geological Structures: a Practical Introduction
  23. Physical Geology – First University of Saskatchewan Edition
  24. Climate Toolkit: A Resource Manual for Science and Action
  25. Introduction to Climate Science – 1st Edition
  26. Bending the Curve: Climate Change Solutions
  27. Chemical Biology & Biochemistry Laboratory Using Genetic Code Expansion Manual
  28. Biotechnology Foundations – 2nd Edition
  29. An EKG Interpretation Primer
  30. Introduction to Oceanography


  1. Nutrition: Science and Everyday Application – beta v 0.1
  2. Human Nutrition – 2020 Edition
  3. Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
  4. Histology and Embryology for Dental Hygiene
  5. Nursing Pharmacology
  6. Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know
  7. Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice – 2nd Edition
  8. Safety, Health, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education
  9. The Complete Subjective Health Assessment
  10. Evidence-Based Massage Therapy
  11. A Laboratory Guide to Clinical Hematology
  12. Undergraduate Diagnostic Imaging Fundamentals
  13. Public Health Ethics: Global Cases, Practice, and Context
  14. Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students
  15. Health Case Studies
  16. Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities & Mental Illness
  17. Field Trials of Health Interventions: A Toolbox
  18. Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care
  19. Creative Clinical Teaching In The Health Professions
  20. Veterinary Epidemiology: Principles and Methods

Social Sciences

  1. American Government 2e
  2. American Government 3e
  3. Introduction to Sociology 2e
  4. Introduction to Sociology 3e
  5. Principles of Economics 2e
  6. Principles of Macroeconomics 2e
  7. Principles of Microeconomics 2e
  8. Psychology 2e
  9. Psychology: The Science of Human Potential
  10. Abnormal Psychology – 2nd Edition
  11. Introduction to Community Psychology
  12. An Introduction to Psychological Statistics
  13. Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
  14. Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
  15. Language and Culture in Context – A Primer on Intercultural Communication
  16. Intercultural Communication
  17. Contemporary Families: An Equity Lens
  18. Child Growth and Development
  19. Child, Family, and Community
  20. Parenting and Family Diversity Issues
  21. Interpersonal Communication: A Mindful Approach to Relationships
  22. Attenuated Democracy: A Critical Introduction to U.S. Government and Politics
  23. Foundations of Social Work Research
  24. Introduction to Human Geography – 2nd Edition
  25. Beyond Race: Cultural Influences on Human Social Life
  26. Classical Sociological Theory and Foundations of American Sociology
  27. Speak Out, Call In: Public Speaking as Advocacy
  28. A Quick Guide to Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences
  29. The Balance of Personality
  30. The Art of Being Human: A Textbook for Cultural Anthropology


  1. Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking
  2. U.S. History
  3. World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500
  4. Modern World History
  5. International Relations
  6. Becoming America: An Exploration of American Literature from Precolonial to Post-Revolution
  7. American Literature I: An Anthology of Texts From Early America Through the Civil War
  8. Spanish I: Beginning Spanish Language and Culture
  9. Linguistics for Teachers of English
  10. The Changing Story: digital stories that participate in transforming teaching & learning
  11. Essentials of Linguistics
  12. Technical Writing
  13. Let’s Get Writing!
  14. You, Writing! A Guide to College Composition
  15. Writing for Success
  16. College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success
  17. Introduction to Sociology – 2e
  18. Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Religion
  19. Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Mind
  20. English Composition: Connect, Collaborate, Communicate
  21. Studying the Bible: The Tanakh and Early Christian Writings
  22. Philosophical Ethics
  23. Ethics for A-Level
  24. Steps to Success: Crossing the Bridge Between Literacy Research and Practice
  25. Exploring Public Speaking – 4th Edition
  26. Plato’s ‘Republic’: An Introduction
  27. Decoding the 1920s: A Reader for Advanced Learners of Russian
  28. An Introduction to Technical Theatre
  29. Theatrical Worlds
  30. Understanding Basic Music Theory
  31. Music Theory for the 21st-Century Classroom
  32. Music on the Move
  33. Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning
  34. Guide to Ancient Egyptian Art
  35. Guide to Ancient Roman art
  36. Guide to Ancient Greek Art
  37. Moving Pictures: An Introduction to Cinema
  38. Naming the Unnameable: An Approach to Poetry for New Generations
  39. Prose Fiction: An Introduction to the Semiotics of Narrative
  40. Mindful Technical Writing: An Introduction to the Fundamentals
  41. Explorations 1: Grammar for the Experienced Beginner
  42. Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking
  43. Writing and Literature: Composition as Inquiry, Learning, Thinking, and Communication
  44. British Literature I Anthology: From the Middle Ages to Neoclassicism and the Eighteenth Century
  45. British Literature II: Romantic Era to the Twentieth Century and Beyond
  46. Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology
  47. A Guide to Good Reasoning: Cultivating Intellectual Virtues – Second edition, revised and updated
  48. Inferring and Explaining
  49. Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis
  50. EmpoWord: A Student-Centered Anthology & Handbook for College Writers


  1. Introduction to Business
  2. Business Ethics
  3. Business Law 1 Essentials
  4. Entrepreneurship
  5. Introduction to Intellectual Property
  6. Organizational Behavior
  7. Principles of Financial Accounting
  8. Principles of Managerial Accounting
  9. Principles of Management
  10. Business Writing Style Guide
  11. Financial Management for Small Businesses: Financial Statements & Present Value Models
  12. Intermediate Microeconomics with Microsoft Excel – 2nd Edition
  13. Business Computers 365
  14. Problem Solving in Teams and Groups
  15. Digital Accessibility as a Business Practice
  16. Management Communication
  17. Introduction to Financial Accounting: U.S. GAAP Adaptation
  18. eMarketing – The Essential Guide to Online Marketing
  19. Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management
  20. An Introduction to Cooperation and Mutualism
  21. Financial Strategy for Public Managers
  22. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Toolkit
  23. Business Plan Development Guide
  24. Project Management
  25. Introducing Marketing
  26. Fundamentals of Business – 3rd Edition
  27. Business Law and the Legal Environment
  28. Good Corporation, Bad Corporation: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Economy
  29. Guidelines for Improving the Effectiveness of Boards of Directors of Nonprofit Organizations
  30. Small Business Management in the 21st Century
  31. The Sustainable Business Case Book
  32. Advanced Business Law and the Legal Environment
  33. Electronic Commerce: The Strategic Perspective
  34. Developing New Products and Services
  35. Focusing on Organizational Change
  36. Human Relations
  37. Leading with Cultural Intelligence
  38. Managerial Accounting
  39. Business English for Success
  40. Human Resource Management
  41. International Business
  42. Strategic Management
  43. Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
  44. The Power of Selling
  45. Principles of Marketing
  46. The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  47. Money and Banking
  48. Risk Management for Enterprises and Individuals
  49. Exploring Business
  50. International Finance: Theory and Policy


  1. Law School Materials for Success
  2. Introduction to Criminal Investigation: Processes, Practices and Thinking
  3. Ethics in Law Enforcement
  4. Criminal Law
  5. Intellectual Property: Law & the Information Society—Cases and Materials
  6. Wetlands Law: A Course Source
  7. First Amendment: Cases, Controversies, and Contexts – Second Edition
  8. The Indigo Book: A Manual of Legal Citation
  9. Fundamentals of Business Law
  10. Business Law I Essentials
  11. Law 101: Fundamentals of the Law
  12. Liberty, Equality and Due Process: Cases, Controversies, and Contexts in Constitutional Law
  13. Business Law and the Legal Environment
  14. Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System
  15. The Law of Trusts
  16. Sources of American Law: An Introduction to Legal Research – 4th Edition
  17. Basic Income Tax – 8th Edition
  18. What Color is Your C.F.R.?
  19. U.S. Federal Income Taxation of Individuals 2020
  20. Introduction to Contracts, Sales and Product Liability
  21. Law for Entrepreneurs
  22. Legal Aspects of Corporate Management and Finance
  23. Legal Aspects of Marketing and Sales
  24. Introduction to Basic Legal Citation
  25. Contract Doctrine, Theory & Practice Volume 1
  26. United States Copyright Law
  27. Land Use
  28. Introduction to the Law of Property, Estate Planning and Insurance
  29. Law of Commercial Transactions
  30. United States Securities Law

Journalism and Communication

  1. Exploring Public Speaking – 4th Edition
  2. Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking
  3. Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies
  4. Launch! Advertising and Promotion in Real Time
  5. Business Communication for Success
  6. Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication
  7. Information Strategies for Communicators
  8. Tools for Podcasting
  9. Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Cloud – Revised Edition
  10. Humans R Social Media – Open Textbook Edition
  11. Writing for Strategic Communication Industries
  12. Open Technical Writing: An Open-Access Text for Instruction in Technical and Professional Writing
  13. Writing for Electronic Media
  14. Be Credible
  15. Language and Culture in Context – A Primer on Intercultural Communication
  16. Intercultural Communication
  17. Arguing Using Critical Thinking
  18. Writing Unleashed: Content and Structure – 3.0
  19. Management Communication
  20. OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians
  21. The Data Journalism Handbook
  22. Media, Society, Culture and You
  23. Message Processing: The Science of Creating Understanding
  24. Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  25. A Guide to Technical Communications: Strategies & Applications
  26. Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals
  27. Media Studies 101
  28. Small Group Communication: Forming & Sustaining Teams
  29. New Media Futures
  30. Communication, Affect, & Learning in the Classroom – 4th Edition

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