Possible Resources for Biology 102

I will use this wiki this summer so sort through some biology textbooks and OERs for possible use in BIOL 102 Human Biology. Remember that since these are openly licensed we can mix these materials anyway we want to meet your course goals and objectives. I will also be looking at possible lab kits and other solutions.

Open Textbooks


OpenStax textbooks are freely available in .pdf and they also have a low-cost, print-on-demand option.



Open Learning Initiative (Carnegie Mellon University)

Their textbook is in their class. You can access it as a guest by clicking on the blue "Enter Course" button

Utah State Office of Education

Open Source Library (WA State)

Bruce Forceia

Open Education Resources (OER)


  • Biology (include short video demonstrations)

Khan Academy

MERLOT (content builder)

Open Courses

Saylor Foundation