Open Educational Resources (OER) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and more. This Guide provides information on using OERs in your courses, tools to locate OERs by type and topic.
You must create a free account to use features such as printing, the Bookshelf, highlighting, and downloading.
To create a free Ebook Central account, click on the Sign In link at the top right and then click on the Join Ebook Central button.
For most books the print/download limit is 40% of the book's pages. Printing or downloading a chapter or page range do the same thing and deduct in the same way based on the pages allowed. Both options create a PDF that does not expire.
Check the "Availability" section, on the Detail Page, or in the Book Details side panel to see how many copies are available and if it is for Online reading or Download, or both.
You can change the language of the interface by clicking on Settings in the naviagation bar and clicking on Language. Choose your language and save the changes.
Enclose terms in quotation marks to search for exact phrases: "crew resource management."
Use connectors AND, OR, NOT to separate terms and phrases: "flight crew" AND fatigue. Connectors must be capitalized.
Use an asterisk (*) at the end of a word root to find all variants: automat* will find automate, automated, automatic, and automation.
Click the Read Online button to view the full text of a book. Or, click on Full Download to download, if available.
Use the table of contents or navigational arrows to browse.
Use the "Search within book" search box to search for a term or phrase within the book.
For help using and searching in the database, click the question mark icon (?) in the upper right corner, or use their Help Guide