Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Alternative Textbooks (Open Educational Resources)

This guide provides an overview of alternative textbooks (open educational resources) and offers assistance with finding, adopting, and creating them. © 2016-2021 University of Kentucky Libraries. Licensed with CC BY-SA 4.0.

Select Non-Traditional Educational Materials

Certain materials can be adapted for educational purposes without invoking copyright concerns.  Some sources to find these materials are listed below. 

Research Data as Educational Materials

Some instructors encourage students to engage in scholarly studies using research data that are freely available online.  The following resources are created to enable search for research datasets.