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This guide included sources for finding free textbook, films or video clips, course readings, case studies, simulations and research guides.

Please feel free to email Grace Liu if you would like to add some resources to this guide and share your resources with other faculty. 

Free Textbooks (Open Educational Resources -OER)

The B.C. Open Textbook Collection

Canada’s open education initiatives. All books in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection are covered by a Creative Commons license which means they provide non-exclusive, worldwide, indefinite permissions for anyone to use without contacting the author,  or are not copyrighted and reside in the public domain Here is how to use the open textbook in the collection.

Open Textbook Library
The Open Textbook Library provides a growing catalog of free, peer-reviewed, and creative commons license textbooks. Check out featured titles for accounting and finance, management and marketing, economics.

OER Commons Business Titles

OER Commons is a search portal that helps you find the open textbook and provides link to the original source.

MERLOT (Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching)

MERLOT is an online repository and international consortium who provides access to curated online learning and support materials for open education.

Open Oregon Educational Resources – Business Classes

* for more OER resources, please visit the library guide on OER

Free Online Business Courses Business Courses

Enroll and audit the courses for free to view the course lecture videos and readings etc.

Edx Business Courses  

MIT Open Courseware Course Finder

Select course by topic and sort courses by most recent first. View sample lessons, syllabus, readings, lecture notes, assignment and exams etc.

Future Learn - Business Management Academy

Saylor Academy is a nonprofit initiative working to offer free and open online courses. 


LearningEdge Simulations (MIT Sloan Management) - Management Simulation Games

Business Strategy Simulation - Free business strategy game.

Course Videos - Library Subscription

Newly acquired business film titles: The business of being bornDark Waters; Food inc.

Course Readings

Library Subscription

Online Sources

*Search Library catalogs to find more ebooks and articles for your online class.

Business Librarian

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Grace Liu
Grace Liu, MBA, MSLIS
Business Librarian, Assistant Professor
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Case Studies

West Chester University   ---    WCU Libraries  25 West Rosedale Avenue, West Chester, PA 19383  610-430-4400