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OER Metafinder Search Tool
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LibreTexts Biology - UC Davis
A multi-institutional collaborative venture to develop the next generation of open-access texts to improve STEM education at all levels of higher learning.
Contains hundreds of multimedia resources, including apps, animations, videos, interactive, and virtual labs, to bring the excitement of scientific discovery into your classroom.
A media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone, in their own language. Use the search to find content related to your interest.
Biology - Khan Academy
Video lectures covering topics seen in a first year college biology course including cells and cell division, cellular respiration, photosynthesis and immunology to name a few.
OER Commons - Biology
Browse through resources on biology and other biology-related concepts.
Sample Biology Textbooks
Biology 2e - Openstax
Covers the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester biology course for science majors. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens.
Concepts of Biology
Designed for the typical introductory biology course for non-majors, covering standard scope and sequence requirements.
Anatomy and Physiology
A dynamic textbook for the two-semester human anatomy and physiology course for life science and allied health majors. The book is organized by body system and covers standard scope and sequence requirements.
Microbiology - OpenStax
Microbiology covers the scope and sequence requirements for a single-semester microbiology course for non-majors. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health.
Biofundamentals - University of Colorado
A one- (evolving into two) semester introductory course on the evolutionary, molecular, genetic, genomic & systems foundations of modern biology
Cell and Molecular Biology
Focuses on experimental support for what we know about cell and molecular biology. Written to serve as the introductory biology course for biology majors with high school chemistry and biology prerequisites as well as for “gateway” cell and molecular biology courses for students with a college-level general biology and general chemistry course background.
The Boundless Microbiology textbook is a college-level, introductory textbook that covers the subject of Microbiology, one of the building blocks of the life sciences. Boundless works with subject matter experts to select the best open educational resources available on the web, review the content for quality, and create introductory, college-level textbooks designed to meet the study needs of university students.
Introductory textbooks on biology from Boundless. The organization of content aims to build a strong foundation in Biology. The Boundless Biology Textbook is fully customizable.
Biology I (Lumen Learning)
An introduction to biology intended for non-majors. Focus areas include chemical foundations, cell structure and division, genetics and evolution.