Finding Free Digital Textbooks

 

There are a number of Open Source textbook sites that allow the free downloading of digital textbooks. Here are some of the most popular:

Google PDF Search:  Search using this format: filetype:pdf “textbook title”
Openstax: The Bill and Melissa Gates Foundation and other have funded this open textbook project.
Google eBook Search: a custom Google search engine for just ebooks
College Open Textbooks: a collection of twenty-nine educational non-profit and for-profit organizations, affiliated with more than 200 colleges.
Digital book index: links to more then 150,000+ digital books from various universities and publishers. Around 100,000+ of these books are available for free.
Project Gutenberg: the oldest digital library in the world offers more than 43,000 e-books, completely gratis.
University of Pennsylvania: a mini-site which links to free textbooks available on the internet. It has over 1 million free eBooks.
Reddit Tracker: Tracker for PDF and eBook of college textbooks and free sources
Boundless:They use public sources to compile information and align it after the big selling college textbooks.
Flat world knowledge: offers free and open source college textbooks. These textbooks can be read online using their easy to use online reader.

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