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== Welcome to Textbook Revolution! ==
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Textbook Revolution is a student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by teachers and professors. We want to get these materials into classrooms. Our approach is to bring all of the free textbooks we can find together in one place, review them, and let the best rise to the top and find their way into the hands of students in classrooms around the world.  
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Textbook Revolution is the web’s source for free educational materials. This is a student-run, volunteer-operated website started in response to the textbook industry’s constant drive to maximize profits instead of educational value.
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TBR’s mission is to drive the adoption of free textbooks by teachers and professors. We want to get these books into classrooms. Our approach is to bring all of the free textbooks we can find together in one place, review them, and let the best rise to the top and find their way into the hands of students in classrooms around the world.
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One our sidebar to the left, you’ll find links to textbooks and select educational resources of all kinds. Some of the books are PDF files, others are viewable online as e-books. Most books are aimed at undergraduates, but there are at least a few resources at every level, from kindergarten to post-doc. All of the books are offered for no-cost (gratis) by their respective copyright holders. Beyond that, each book is as individual as the author behind it.
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* Browse by subject or by license from the sidebars on the left hand side of this site, or use the search bar.
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* Sign-up for an account and [[Form:Book| add your favorite book]] to our site.
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*'''Professors''': You’re the most important link in the chain. Browse the books. Try out sample chapters in your classrooms.  Tell your professor friends about free books. And bask in the glory your students will heap on you for bringing them free books.
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*'''Students''': We need you! Find a free book on our site that would work for one of your classes. Show it to your professor and let him or her know that there are top-quality alternatives to the overpriced bookstore editions. If you use a book, review it. And tell your friends!
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*'''Authors''': We want your stuff! [[Form:Book| Add your book]] to our site!
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*'''Visitors''': Welcome! If you find something you like, please take the time to review it. And tell your friends!
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| At Textbook Revolution, you’ll find links to textbooks and select educational resources of all kinds. Some of the books are PDF files, others are viewable only online as e-books. Most books are aimed at undergraduates, but there are at least a few resources at every level, from kindergarten to post-doc. All of the books are offered for free by their respective copyright holders for online viewing. Beyond that, each book is as individual as the author behind it.
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The majority of the posts are brief reviews with links to the authors websites. In a very few cases, Textbook Revolution is acting as the sole host for the books. In a few more, the site is an authorized mirror for files. We don’t publish our own material or contract authors to write books.
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Revision as of 21:21, 19 May 2009

Welcome to Textbook Revolution!

Textbook Revolution is a student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by teachers and professors. We want to get these materials into classrooms. Our approach is to bring all of the free textbooks we can find together in one place, review them, and let the best rise to the top and find their way into the hands of students in classrooms around the world.

One our sidebar to the left, you’ll find links to textbooks and select educational resources of all kinds. Some of the books are PDF files, others are viewable online as e-books. Most books are aimed at undergraduates, but there are at least a few resources at every level, from kindergarten to post-doc. All of the books are offered for no-cost (gratis) by their respective copyright holders. Beyond that, each book is as individual as the author behind it.

Getting Started Contributing
Browse by subject or by license from the menus at the top of this site, or use the search bar. Help improve Textbook Revolution! Anyone can help, including professors, students, authors, and visitors. See Contributing for more information.
FAQ's Contact
Frequently Asked Questions about Textbook Revolution. Join us on IRC on freenode at #textbookrevolution.