UTS Library

Online Educational Resources for Engineering: Online Textbooks

In this guide:

Finding Open Access books from the library collection:

The librarary collection includes the resources the library purchased and also Open Access reourses. Search your topic by using keywords for Everything, then you can refine the search results by Open Access and Books. 

Finding OA sources from the library collection guide

Using Google to find open resources

Google search has an ‘advanced search’ that lets you search by 'usage rights' for content shared under an open licence: 


A collection of interactive science and engineering ebooks that cover a wide range of topics from civil engineering to sustainable energy and transportation. Knovel has added additional content and interactivity such as case studies, conference papers, worksheets, interactive equations and tables.

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Open Textbook Library

This library is a tool to help instructors find affordable, quality textbook solutions. All textbooks in this library are complete and openly licensed.

B.C. Open Textbook collection

A selection of open textbooks at BCcampus, reviewed by faculty, and/or includes ancillary materials (quizzes, test banks, slides, videos, etc.).