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Quick Start: Locating Open Access Textbooks
OER Search Tools
Take advantage of Google's Advanced Search to limit by results. Select the appropriate permissions under "usage rights"
Use the Mason Metafinder to search several OER repositories simultaneously.
The Mason OER Metafinder searches 21 targets in real-time, instantly returning the top several hundred or so most relevant hits from each site. Because it is a real-time search, it can take a bit longer than searchers of pre-indexed, curated content; however, as compensation the results returned are absolutely up-to-the-minute for each search target.
Use OASIS to search a variety of sources at once
Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. OASIS currently searches open content from 57 different sources and contains 159,459 records.
Locating Other Open Learning Resources
Journals and Books
Digital Commons Network
"The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide."
This is another site featuring free e-books available in the public domain.
A project of the Internet Archive, Open Library's goal is to create a database of every book ever published. They have public domain books available to download as well as ebooks that can be "borrowed."
Directory of Open Access Journals
Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.
Resources maintained by the DGM department. Includes sources for free images, fonts, and more.
Free, public domain images
Free images covered by the Unsplash licence
Music that can be used for educational purposes inside the classroom. Licenses can be purchased for other uses.
Music that is free to use under Creative Commons licenses.