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Affordable Textbooks and Open Educational Resources: Other Resources

This guide provides an introduction to open educational resources and open textbooks, that might be used as an alternative to expensive, commercially produced, textbooks.

E-Books

The WIU Libraries have more than 25,000 e-books and 295,000 government publications on a variety of topics, from Algebra to Zoology. To find E-Books or Government Publications, perform a Quick Search in WestCat and limit by type of resource or location:

From the Quick Search Page, enter a search term describing the topic of interest. Then use the Quick Limit pull-down to select e-Books or an appropriate location (e.g. Government Publications). A list of Library Resources on that topic will be displayed.

News Feeds

News Feeds are a useful source of information about new discoveries in a subject, World and National events or academic trends. The following News Feeds might be useful sources of information.