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Open Educational Resources (OER): Home

Guide to locating open access textbooks and more


"Open educational resources (OER) are any resources available at little or no cost that can be used for teaching, learning, or research. . . such materials are generally released under a Creative Commons or similar license that supports open or nearly open use of the content."  (Educause, 2010)

5R's of OERs


5R's of Open Educational Resources



This material is an adaptation of Defining the "Open" in Open Content and Open Educational Resources, which was originally written by David Wiley and published freely under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license at

Open Educational Resources

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Is This an OER?

Textbook from GaleCengage ($$$ for print and/or online access)

Open Access Journal (free online)

Book Chapter in EBSCO Ebooks (free through the library database)

Textbook from Openstax with a CC BY license (free pdf; $ for a print copy)

YouTube video (free online)