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OAER at Valencia College

This guide provides information on resources that can be used as supplementary course materials.


You can use this link to search across repositories.

The links on this guide may change, if you discover a dead link, please let me know: 

Open Textbooks Chemistry


Lumen Chemistry courses - all materials open and free, but the online homework platform costs money.

K-12 Chemistry open texts and activities- limit by source type on the left sidebar

Openstax Chemistry - see supplemental resources under “more resources;” this includes many mapped online homework options, some at a cost to students

BCOpen Campus - search for “chemistry”

Open Textbook Library - a couple of introductory possibilities here

Saylor Chem 101- most materials used (including text) are open

Saylor guide to open resources for “Chem 102”

Khan Academy, Chemistry

MERLOT - by subject, chemistry continue to use the subject narrowers on the left sidebar to drill down.

Phet - interactive simulations, including chemistry topics

Online version of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics


Open Textbooks Physics

Introduction to Electricity, Magnetism, and Circuits

This textbook emphasizes connections between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigor inherent in the subject. Frequent, strong examples focus on how to approach a problem, how to work with the equations, and how to check and generalize the result.

Library Resources

The Library provides access to databases that contain e-books, e-journals, images, videos, etc. that can be used to supplement textbooks and other course materials. Please let your liaison librarian know if you will be using OER's in your classes.


The links on this guide may change, if you discover a dead link, please let me know: 

The Valencia College libraries do not welcome solicitation of resources to be added to our LibGuides. This includes but is not limited to vendors, search engine optimizers, placement of ads, products, or any other requests. Our LibGuides are carefully curated resources developed in partnership with faculty, staff, and students to support specific assignments, courses, events, and other related purposes at Valencia College. The Valencia libraries reserve the right to ignore LibGuide resource solicitations, and/or block persistent requests from groups or individuals to add or promote links in our LibGuides.