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Open Educational Resources

English Composition

On this page you will find several openly licensed  English textbooks along with supplemental material, interactive simulations, and other resources.

Discipline-specific pages are not intended to be exhaustive, but to showcase content that may be of interest to faculty considering adopting open educational resources for use in their classes. 

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Featured Resources

Course materials: Lecture Videos, Interactive Simulations etc.


MIT Open Courseware on literature (CC BY NC SA)

English Composition I CC BY (Saylor Foundation)

Writing Spaces (licenses vary)

Online Writing Lab (Purdue) - (c) All Rights Reserved

Open Course Library

See also

TED Talks (CC BY NC-ND) on literature

The Public Domain Review's Guide to Finding Interesting Works in the Public Domain Online

HathiTrust Digital Library (16.8 million volumes, 5.9 billion pages. 1200s - Present)

Project Gutenberg (58,000+ books in the public domain)

Early English Books Online (public domain) digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700)