UTS Library

Online Educational Resources for Science: Online Textbooks

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A collection of interactive science and engineering ebooks that cover a wide range of topics from Biochemistry, Biology & Biotechnology to sustainable energy and material properties. Knovel has added additional content and interactivity such as reference books, case studies, worksheets, interactive equations and tables.

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Access: UTS students and staff

OpenStax College offers students free textbooks that are peer-reviewed and written by professional content developers.


This collection includes textbooks written specifically for the BC OpenTextbook initiative as well as books from other sources. BCcampus.ca open textbooks are openly licensed using a Creative Commons license, and are offered in various e-book formats free of charge. 


PLOS contains 160,000+ peer-reviewed articles are free to access, reuse and redistribute.