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Copyright & Fair Use for Education

A guide for faculty introducing copyright and fair use.

Find Public Domain Resources

The following collections contain links to many books in the Public Domain but not everything available will be free from copyright.  Some texts are free to use/access but remain under copyright protection.


Open Collections of Textbooks

The Open Textbook movement comprises organizations who create textbooks for student and faculty use at little or no cost for educational use.  In most cases, these textbooks have been reviewed by peers and scholars in the field so as not to compromise quality.

No collection is complete.  It is highly recommended to visit many different sites to see the variety of content and books out there.

Open Collections for Articles & Materials