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OER Searching: Best Bets for Business

Some open textbooks include instructor materials like Powerpoint slides, lab manuals, assignments, simulations, etc, while in some cases, those who adopt an OER will create (and license as Open Access) ancillary materials to be used with the original text.

Library Resources as Affordable Option

Library resources might be one way to design a course that is affordable for students - these resources are not free, but the cost is already incorporated into student tuition. There are no extra out-of-pocket costs.

EBSCO Ebooks are not restricted by number of users - there is no limit, which makes them a viable textbook or supplemental reading choice.

Features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources including access to company-specific information, including bankruptcy reports and executive compensation information.

Browse for journals available by subject, search by topic, or explore individual collections:

Provides students with free access to the required course materials, without any cost to them.

Open Textbooks for Business

Explore open textbooks! The options below might be a good fit for some business courses.

 BUS 1000 /BUS 1001

Introduction to Business / Integrated Business Perspectives

Introduction to Business

From Openstax, Introduction to Business covers the scope and sequence of most introductory business courses. The book provides detailed explanations in the context of core themes such as customer satisfaction, ethics, entrepreneurship, global business, and managing change.
See Reviews in Open Textbook Library.

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BUS 1502

Business Statistics  

Introductory Business Statistics

From BCcampus and author Thomas K. Tiemann, Introductory Business Statistics explores the basic ideas behind statistics, such as populations, samples, the difference between data and information, and most importantly sampling distributions.
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BUS 2050

Social Media Marketing

eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Marketing in a Digital World

From Red & Yellow and author Rob Stokes, eMarketing includes chapters on the latest marketing trends as well as updated facts and figures and all new real-world case studies showing the application of digital best practice.

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BUS 2090

Introduction to Sustainable Practices

A Primer on Sustainable Business

From the Saylor Foundation. Whether you are an executive, an entrepreneur, or an employee, A Primer on Sustainable Business will help you understand the big picture of what it means to be a sustainable business and will give you the information you need to begin your journey toward sustainability.

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BUS 3010

Business Law

Business Law Essentials

From Openstax, Business Law Essentials is a brief introductory textbook designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of courses on Business Law or the Legal Environment of Business. The concepts are presented in a streamlined manner, and cover the key concepts necessary to establish a strong foundation in the subject.

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BUS 3050

Ethics of Business

Business Ethics

From OpenStax, Business Ethics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester business ethics course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including case studies, application scenarios, and links to video interviews with executives.

In use at NJ colleges & universities.
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