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Textbook Alternatives

News and Research on College Textbooks

This page provides links to news on developments related to college textbooks, as well as academic articles that analyze the textbook problem and various solutions.

Most links go to a free or open access version of the article. In a few cases, users not affiliated with Eastern Michigan University will need to use citation info to obtain the article using their library resources.

The Textbook Problem

Solutions to the Textbook Problem

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The Return on Investment of Textbook Alternative Projects

Other Textbook Research & News

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