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Spring 2020: Textbook Alternatives

This guide provides links to textbook alternatives for the Spring 2020 term.


This guide identifies select textbook alternatives including sites for finding free and open as well as City Tech library-provided ebooks and course materials.

Additional resources are listed on the City Tech Open Educational Resources website. Check out Open Educational Resources (O.E.R.) created by City Tech Faculty or browse extensive digital collections of O.E.R. and Open Textbooks under the Resources>Find O.E.R. to Use link.

We also have limited-time, expanded access to digital library materials which include articles from academic journals and newspapers. This guide lists new or expanded resource collections available to students and faculty through the Spring 2020 term.

Find library content using the search box below. Change your search default according to the type of material you are searching.



  • For best results use 2-3 keywords connected by AND / OR / NOT
  • Put "phrases in quotation marks"
  • Try different search terms like: Advertising, Book Design, Commercial Art, Graphic Arts, Graphic Design, Logos (Symbols), Posters, Trademarks Visual Communication
  • Check your spelling
  • Use the limiters on the right hand side of results to narrow down your search


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