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Find OER

An OER Repository is a website that houses a vast amount of OER or OA to search through. Since there is a massive amount of OER or OA available, finding particular material requires precise searches and filtering.  

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  • Amser specializes in OER for Math and Science Education.

Logo for Digital Commons

  • Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide.

Logo for DOAJ

  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a unique and extensive index of diverse open access journals from around the world, driven by a growing community, committed to ensuring quality content is freely available online for everyone.

Logo for Galileo

  • Galileo, in partnership with the University System of Georgia, provides textbooks and ancillary items on a variety of subjects like Biology, Criminal Justice, Political Science, etc...

Logo for Merlot

  • Merlot has approximately 100,000 OER available on every subject imaginable. Since this is a massive collection, filtering and advance searching is highly recommended.

Logo for OER Commons

  • OER Commons has a vast array of educational resources available on their website like courses, slideshows, homework assignments, etc...

Most OER textbooks can be fully downloaded immediately. In addition, depending on the Creative Commons license, they can be revised or remixed depending on the needs of your classroom. 

Logo for Libretexts

  • LibreTexts offers textbooks in Biology, Business, Chemistry, engineering, Español, Geosciences, Humanities, K12 Education, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Social Sciences, Statistics, and Workforce.

Logo for OpenStax

  • OpenStax offers a variety of OER textbooks that are written by professionals who are experts on each particular field. All textbooks require a rigorous standard of acceptance and require a peer-review process.

Logo for Pressbooks

  • PressBooks offers over 3,500 textbooks on a variety of subjects.

Logo for Milne Open Textbooks

  • Milne Open Textbooks are typically authored and peer-reviewed by SUNY faculty and staff. This is a good resource for niche subjects and/or topics.

Logo for Open Textbook Library

  • Open Textbook Library has over 1,000 open textbooks that are often reviewed by faculty in those respected subjects. Subjects include business, computer science, humanities, education, engineering, law, math, sciences, social sciences, student success, etc.

Logo for Flatworld

  • FlatWorld requires a fee to use their textbooks, but since all of the material is developed using OER, the price to use the textbook is very low-cost. A purchase of the textbook also comes with additional features like "instructor supplements, included homework system, and an easy-to-use customization platform."

Open Courseware, or OCW, is fully designed courses that are free or at a low-cost towards the public via the internet. 

Logo for MIT Open Courseware

  • MIT Open Courseware has a vast collection of courseware to choose from. Be sure to use the filters on the left-hand side to narrow down the material.

Logo for Open Learning Initiative

  • Open Learning Initiative offers a variety of courses at affordable rates since they are designed using OER. Courses are priced per student and are typically at $25.

Logo for Lumen Learning

  • Lumen is a paid service, but since its courseware is designed with OER, the cost is low. Its additional features like Waymaker and Online Homework Manager are additional benefits.

Logo for Cornell ECE Open Courseware

Logo for CogBooks

  • CogBooks is a paid service that uses OER to keep its cost low. It offers full courses in Agricultural Science, Business, History, Psychology, etc...

Logo for Open Yale Courses

  • Open Yale Courses provides video lectures, notes, labs, and more for a variety of courses which were previously taught at the university.