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Open Access Resources

This guide is intended for the UNI community to help locate open access resources.

Find Open Textbooks

Open textbooks are FREE, ONLINE, and intentionally licensed and shared for REUSE. Many open textbooks are published under a Creative Commons license and available online; some are downloadable in a variety of formats. Most can be printed at low-cost. Faculty can modify open textbooks to meet their needs. Contact Rod Library's Digital Scholarship Unit if you need assistance modifying open textbooks and understanding what open textbook licenses allow.

Open Textbooks at UNI

Rod Library's Affordable Textbook Initiative saved UNI students ​more than $421,000 in 2018-19 due to open textbook adoptions.

Open Textbooks at UNI

Faculty Panel Discussion

This March 1, 2021 faculty panel discussion, "Cutting Costs for Students: Moving to a Free Online Textbook," was held in conjunction between the UNI Scholarly Communication Committee and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Facilitator: Jim Demastes (Biology). Panelists: Jonathan Chenoweth (School of Music); Deb Young (Languages & Literatures); and Robert Earle (Philosophy & World Religions).