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OER Tools for Librarians: Chemistry

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General Chemistry – Quick scan of OER resources updated 10/12/20

FREE OPTIONS for CHEMISTRY LAB MANUAL

  • Santa Monica College Online Chemistry Lab Manual CC BY-NC
  • Lumen Learning Chemistry I Lab Manual developed by Jessica Garber Morales at Tidewater Community College, generally CC BY, but check licensing on some sections

VIDEOS and SIMULATIONS (free options)

FREE OPTIONS FOR CHEMISTRY TEXTBOOK… and ANCILLARIES

(some with print-on-demand at low-moderate cost)

  • OpenED BC Campus Introductory Chemistry TEXTBOOK by David W. Ball, Cleveland State University, updated May 10, 2019, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
    • Textbook only
    • FREE in online version
    • Students can pay for a hard copy ($34 B&W; $106 color)
    • We should be able to arrange printing by Follett, but need to determine cost-to-student
  • OpenEd BC Campus, Adaptation of above, Introductory Chemistry-1st Canadian Edition TEXTBOOK by Jessie A. Kay, Vancouver Island University and David W. Ball, Cleveland State University, updated July 21, 2020.  CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
    • Textbook and slides
    • FREE online version
    • Students can pay for a print copy ($38-$120) (or check price of local printing)
    • Includes PowerPoint slides
  • LibreTexts: Woodland Community College, General Chemistry I last updated 2020, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
    • Textbook and assignments
    • FREE online version
    • Broken into units; includes homework exercises, worksheets
    • See table of contents
  • LibreTexts: view downloadable General Chemistry course shells at numerous community colleges and universities  CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
    • Can be exported in BlackBoard
    • Can be exported as PDFs or printed as physical texts
    • Course shells are curated by the faculty at each of the colleges
    • View other LibreText textbooks on chemistry CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
  • Open Course Library of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, all licensed CC BY
    • Textbook appears not to be available in a printable format, but includes ancillaries
    • Several introductory chemistry options
    • Typical course module includes worksheets, labs, lectures, assessments, and lesson plans.  See for example, Chem 121: Solutions
  • View other open textbooks curated by VIVA Open (Virginia state colleges and universities)
  • View additional general chemistry options at Affordable Learning@LOUIS (curated by Louisiana state colleges and universities)

LOW-COST OPTIONS