Textbooks every student can access and afford Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization.
Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. With Mendeley, you can: Create and manage citations of books, articles, videos, and more Import citations from many databases Extract metadata from imported PDFs Collaborate with other researchers online Find relevant papers based on what you’re reading Highlight and annotate papers and share those notes with others Organize your sources using groups, tags, and filters It takes a lot of the hard work out of formatting references, leaving you more time for writing and less time stressing about commas. Mendeley tips: A useful set of guides is available from University of Illinois. There are lots of video guides on the Mendeley website, but here's one to get you started: