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What is EnCORE?

Excelsior College Open REsources (EnCORE) is a partnership between Excelsior College and MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching). It represents Excelsior College's commitment to promoting student success by providing free, quality learning materials. Here you'll find a wealth of open educational resources (OER) for students, faculty, and staff in one convenient location. Learn more about how and why we're doing this

EnCORE helps you:

  • locate free quality online learning materials anytime, from any location;
  • lower the cost of attending college for all Excelsior College students;
  • improve the learning experience by offering rich educational materials at the point of need;
  • organize course learning materials quickly and easily using digital file storage solutions
  • review the great work that Excelsior College and faculty are doing through the Faculty and Course Showcase
  • share in the best practices and learning materials with faculty around the world; and
  • promote student success by offering digital learning materials at the beginning of the course.

ADD Free eTextbooks You're Using or Created Into MERLOT

Are you using free eTextbooks in your teaching or your learning? Have you created free eTextbooks? We invite you to catalog these resources in MERLOT. Your colleagues and students around the world will thank you!


First: Become a member of MERLOT (It will take about 2 minutes and it’s FREE).

Second: Fill out the online form to Contribute a Material. (It will take about 4 minutes the first time and step-by-step instructions for contributing materials (PDF) to MERLOT are available).


Enter key words below to search the MERLOT library for Free eTextbooks

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Enter the ISBN of a book below to find related FREE eTextbooks.


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