Open Educational Resources (OER): Humanities & History

Humanities & History Open Access Textbooks

  • BCcampus OpenEd: Find Open Textbooks
    Search for quality open textbooks offered in a variety of digital formats. Search by subject and download them to your computer.
  • Directory of Open Access Books
    DOAB is a community-driven discovery service that indexes and provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books and helps users to find trusted open access book publishers. All DOAB services are free of charge and all data is freely available.
  • MERLOT Open Access Textbooks
    Thousands of discipline-specific educational materials and modules, provided by the California State University's Center for Distributed Learning.
  • OER Commons: Arts and Humanities Textbooks and Full Courses
    OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources.

  • OER Commons: History Collection
    OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources.

  • Ohio State University Press Open Access Initiative

    From the website: The mission of The Ohio State University Press is to disseminate the best scholarship as widely as possible. Towards that end, we are making the complete texts of certain books available from our website. You will need the free Adobe Reader or some other PDF-enabled program to read the text. All titles available this way, whether old or new, have gone through the exact same peer review process as our printed books. Any book that carries our imprint—no matter what medium is being used—has been approved by our Editorial Board after a thorough vetting process.

  • Open Book Publishers
    UK publishing imprint that provides free online access and low cost formatted and print access to titles with a special emphasis on humanities, digital humanities, and social sciences.
  • Open Textbook Library: Humanities Textbooks
    Open access textbooks covering various topics in the Humanities. The Open Textbook Library is supported by the Center for Open Education and the Open Textbook Network of the University of Minnesota.
  • OpenStax Humanities

    Peer-reviewed open access textbooks. Faculty members can make an OpenStax account to access faculty-only materials.

  • Ubiquity Press: Books
    Ubiquity Press is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals, books, and next-generation institutional repositories. 

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