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Steps for searching
- Guides by Subject
Saylor OER Courses by Subject: OER courses by subject/class created for instructors building open courses. Excellent resource.
- Complete Courses
Saylor.org: Offers full courses online. Though they charge students to enroll, they have composed their courses using mostly open materials that can be copied, adapted, etc.
Lumen Learning: Offers complete courses composed of mostly open materials that can be copied and adapted for free. Lumen also offers partnering with institutions to manage and adapt resources for courses at a cost to students. Contact us if you would like to partner with Lumen.
Open Course Library: This WA project offers 81 of Washington's most enrolled courses. There are a lot of great readings in these course files. Great community college content
- Complete Textbooks
Open Textbook Library: Hundreds of complete, open college-level textbooks. Many include peer-reviews.
Open Stax: Rice Connexions is providing peer reviewed, quality open textbooks.
- Large Repositories
OER Commons: Offers a variety of OER at a variety of levels and subjects. Use limiters on left side of results page.
OASIS: OASIS (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search) offers the ability to search a range of OER materials from multiple sources, such as textbooks, courses, corresponding materials, interactive simulations, and public domain books and resources.
MERLOT: One of the biggest OER repositories, but a bit unwieldy and difficult to search. Use limiting options on the left side of results page.
Mason OER Metafinder: Searches 15 OER repositories simultaneously.
- Library Resources
Consider filling in some of the gaps by using library resources, such as ebooks and articles.
- What's next?
Searching for OER can be tricky, but librarians are happy to help! Email us at Scholcomm@auctr.edu for help with your search!