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Open Educational Resources and Open Textbooks

Understand Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Textbooks

Find Open Textbooks and OER with these Discovery Tools

  • Examine the OER materials from the Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
  • OASIS (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search) includes the ability to limit search results by license, type, subject, source, and reviews available.
  • Mason OER Metafinder searches sixteen collections of open resources in real-time, returning the top several hundred or so relevant hits from each site.
  • COOL4Ed Find Free and Open eTextbooks offers California State University's curated lists by discipline of open textbooks from Merlot and other sources
  • Open Professionals Education Network links to discovery tools for open textbooks, photos, video, audio, and more.
  • Open Textbook Library is a growing catalog of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks.
  • MERLOT II a searchable database of tens of thousands of  discipline-specific learning materials, learning exercises, and Content Builder web pages, together with associated comments, and bookmark collections.
  • Open Stax College includes open textbooks for high enrollment college courses using the Connexions platform.
  • Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons – open teaching and learning materials including full university courses, interactive mini-lessons, simulations, and electronic textbooks.
  • Open Course Library – Textbooks, syllabi, assessments for 81 high-enrollment college courses created by a Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC) grant.
  • Teaching Commons – Curated by librarians and their institutions, the Teaching Commons includes high-quality open educational resources such as textbooks, course materials, lesson plans, multimedia, and more. Discover content by type of work or subject.
  • Open Book Publishers – a scholar operation committed to making high-quality research available to readers around the world, including a growing collection of monographs and textbooks in all areas.

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