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OER: Open Educational Resources

Learn about Open Education Resources.

Use George Mason University's OER Metafinder Search Tool

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Mason OER Metafinder searches fifteen of the leading OER repositories with a single query. Users can perform broad queries across all sources or they can search for terms in full record, title, or author(s). They can also specify a date range and narrow their searches to a specific date range.

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 98 different sources and contains 368,234 records. OASIS is being developed at SUNY Geneseo's Milne Library.

OER Repositories: Find OER and Open Textbooks

Open textbooks are free, online learning materials with Creative Commons licenses. Many of the collections will have links to the same books, but each will have a particular focus, and items you can't find in other collections.

  • Open Textbook Library
  • MERLOT Open Textbook
  • BC Campus OpenEd
  • Openstax College
  • OER Commons
  • Saylor Academy
  • OpenTextbookStore
  • Textbook Equity
  • State University of New York (SUNY) Open Textbooks

OER repositories contain more than just open textbooks.  All content featured within these pages is free but usage rights vary. Materials in these repositories are released under a Creative Commons license while some are in the public domain.

Creative Commons License

Unless otherwise noted, the content of these guides by Loras College Library, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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