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CSU Bookstore and Open Educational Resources

Information about Open Educational Resources (OER).

The CSU Bookstore understands course materials are necessary for student success, and having day-one access to the required course materials can dictate a student's success in class. The CSU Bookstore works with faculty and University Libraries to facilitate access to free or low-cost Open Educational Resources, or OER materials. 

How to Find OER Materials at the CSU Bookstore

The CSU Bookstore provides multiple choices for CSU students based on how they learn best - free online content, or inexpensive printed versions. To find free online content, students can use the download links we provide in the store and on our course materials listings on our website. We also have a listing of courses using OER materials listed below.

image of a QR code shelf tag on the sales floor of the CSU Bookstore.

In-Store: Scan QR Codes

Students can access online course materials by scanning QR codes with a smartphone. Look for the GREEN tags around the store. These codes are located in the CSU Bookstore near other materials required for the course.

Image of an OER book listing on the CSU Bookstore website with a sample download link.

Online: Click to Access 

For most OER materials, we will provide information about courses using OER in the course materials listing. 

Shop for Course Materials

Courses with OER materials will link to this page to download resources. Clicking on any of the links below will open a new tab/window where you can access the materials.

OER at Colorado State University

Colorado State University has a long track record, dating to the early 1990s, of using and creating high-quality open-educational resources and publishing peer-reviewed open-access publications that are frequently used to support instruction in undergraduate and graduate courses.

CSU also has a strong record of support for the use of OER and other low-cost instructional materials in courses across disciplines, a record that has contributed to steadily declining costs for course materials over the past several years. By increasing the use of OER, students benefit through high-quality peer-reviewed open-access publications that fit the classroom context and a reduced cost of course materials.

Learn More About OER

See Archived OER Data

The CSU Bookstore will keep OER adoption information up for at least three years after the term passes, providing this information for future courses. Please click the links below to access prior term OER data.

OER Listing - Fall 2021 OER Listing - Spring 2022 OER Listing - Summer 2022

Fall 2022 OER Listing

The following table is a listing of OER materials instructors at CSU adopted for Fall 2022 and any applicable links to download materials. This information is compiled using information provided to us by instructors and course materials coordinators in the colleges and/or departments.

Some titles linked are on eReserve through the CSU Libraries. Other materials are restricted to use on an on-campus network. Students must access these titles from a computer on an on-campus network or using a secure proxy to access materials off-campus. Please connect with the CSU Help Desk for assistance with accessing electronic materials from the library.

IMPORTANT NOTE: While we make every attempt to ensure this information is correct, it is subject to corrections. Please note the section numbers listed below; some course sections may be using OER materials, while others may choose to use other materials. For the latest Course Materials adoptions, please click here.

If you are an instructor who is using OER materials in your course, please send an email to [email protected] so we can list your course materials requirements below.

Dept / Course Section(s) Author Title Link (If Available)
ANTH 100 2 BROWN PERSPECTIVES: AN OPEN INVITATION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY Download
ANTH 372 1 WHITE HUMAN OSTEOLOGY Download
CIVE 260 1, 2 BAKER ENGINEERING STATICS: OPEN AND INTERACTIVE Download
CS 542 1, 801 JURAFSKY SPEECH & LANGUAGE PROCESSING Download
DSCI 320 1 WRIGHT OPTIMIZATION FOR DATA ANALYSIS Download
DSCI 369 1, 2, 3, 4 HEFFERON LINEAR ALGEBRA Download
E 603 1 BROWN ETHICAL PROGRAMS: HOSPITALITY AND THE RHETORICS OF SOFTWARE Download
E 603 1 D'IGNAZIO DATA FEMINISM Download
E 603 1 GEHL SOCIAL ENGINEERING: HOW CROWDMASTERS... Download
E 603 1 GONZALES SITES OF TRANSLATION: WHAT MULTILINGUALS CAN TEACH US ... Download
E 603 1 SHIVERS-MCNAIR BEYOND THE MAKERSPACE: MAKING AND RELATIONAL RHETORICS Download
ECON 202 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 220, 801 CORE THE ECONOMY Download
ECON 204 5, 801, 809 CORE THE ECONOMY Download
ECON 204 5, 801, 809 TAYLOR PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS Download
EDUC 465 1 DOWNEY TEACHING FOR HISTORICAL LITERACY : BUILDING KNOWLEDGE IN THE HISTORY CLASSROOM Download
ENGR 581A6 001, 801 TRAIN DISCRETE CHOICE METHODS WITH SIMULATION Download
ENGR 581A6 001, 802 VASKE SURVEY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS Download
ESS 411 1 CHAPIN PRINCIPLES OF TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY Download
ESS 555 401 MATTHEWS LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT Download
HDFS 217 401, 801 PARIS INTRODUCTION TO CURRICULUM FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Download
HDFS 445 401, 801 PARIS SAFETY, HEALTH, AND NUTRITION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Download
HDFS 492 401, 801 ONEAL-MCELRATH WINNING GRANTS STEP BY STEP : THE COMPLETE WORKBOOK ... Download
LIFE 205 1 OPENSTAX MICROBIOLOGY Download
MATH 255 1 STEINER THE CHEMISTRY MATHS BOOK Download
MATH 271 1 STEINER THE CHEMISTRY MATHS BOOK Download
MATH 360 1 HOFFSTEIN AN INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL CRYPTOGRAPHY Download
MATH 366 1 JUDSON ABSTRACT ALGEBRA: THEORY AND APPLICATIONS Download
MATH 369 1, 2 KUTTLER FIRST COURSE IN LINEAR ALGEBRA Download
MATH 472 1 ARMSTRONG BASIC TOPOLOGY Download
MATH 510   1 MATOUSEK UNDERSTANDING AND USING LINEAR PROGRAMMING Download
MATH 535 1 HOLMES INTRODUCTION TO THE FOUNDATIONS OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS Download
MATH 560 001/801 ROMAN ADVANCED LINEAR ALGEBRA Download
MATH 566 1 ARTIN ALGEBRA, SECOND EDITION, MICHAEL ARTIN Download
MECH 513 1 LOPER MODELING AND SIMULATION IN THE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING LIFE CYCLE Download
MECH 513 1 XUE SYSTEM SIMULATION TECHNIQUES WITH MATLAB AND SIMULINK Download
MIP 250 1 HUSEBY EUKARYOTIC MICROBIOLOGY Download
MIP 250 1 OPENSTAX BIOLOGY Download
MIP 250 1 OPENSTAX MICROBIOLOGY Download
MU 131 1 MORGAN-ELLIS RESONANCES:ENGAGING MUSIC Download
MU 343 1 JHANGIANI RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY Download
SOC 311 1 BLACKSTONE PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGICAL INQUIRY: QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE METHODS Download
SOWK 600 1, 2, 3 MALDIN FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH Download
SOWK 600 1, 2, 3 DECARLO GRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL WORK Download
SPCM 712 1 NAKAYAMA THE HANDBOOK OF CRITICAL INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION Download
WR 474 1 FASSNACHT SNOW BOOKLET Download
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