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Unique Traits

  • Possibly the most widely adopted open textbook repository for higher education (Nearly 500 universities and colleges have adopted one of Openstax textbooks).
  • All textbooks are completely open with no strings attached.
  • OpenStax College makes it easy to get high-quality textbooks for your course. You can download the books in 5 different formats including print version.
  • Six books have been completed and released. Seven additional books are coming soon.

License Setting

  • All OpenStax textbooks are licensed under CC BY 3.0
  • This license lets you distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the original work, even commercially, as long as you credit the author for the original creation.

Sample Attribution

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Introduction to Sociology by OpenStax College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.