Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources (OER) is a collection of open educational websites including learning and teaching resources which you can search and freely download full-text documents such as lessons, journals, e-books, etc.

BCcampus OpenEd Resoruces

A subset of OER, open textbooks, including those found in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection, can help improve the learning experience for students while mitigating the financial barriers keeping them from achieving their academic goals.



The world’s largest collection of open access research papers. CORE provides free and seamless access to millions of research articles aggregated from thousands of Open Access data providers, such as repositories and journals. Search 170,600,089 papers around the world.


OER Commons

OER Commons forges alliances between trusted content providers and creative users and re-users of OER. In addition to content partnerships, OER Commons, and its creator, ISKME, builds strategic relationships with organizations, consortia, states, districts, and others, in order to develop innovation and new research focused on OER, to advance the field of open education, and to build models for its sustainability.

OPEN Course Library (OCL)

The Open Course Library (OCL) is a collection of shareable course materials, including syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments designed by teams of college faculty, instructional designers, librarians, and other experts. Some of our materials (also called open educational resources, or OER) are paired with low cost textbooks ($30 or less). Many of the courses can be taught at no cost to students. Unless otherwise noted, all materials are shared under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license.

Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS)

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 368,237 records.


Access a range of course materials, videos, lectures, student work and more. Collection of open educational resources (OER) from University of Michigan.

By University of Michigan

OpenStax textbooks

OpenStax is a nonprofit educational initiative based at Rice University, and it’s our mission to give every student the tools they need to be successful in the classroom.
We publish high-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed college textbooks that are absolutely free online and low cost in print.

By Rice University

Open SUNY Textbooks

Open SUNY Textbooks is an open access textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries and supported by SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants. This pilot initiative published high-quality, cost-effective course resources by engaging faculty as authors and peer-reviewers, and libraries as publishing service and infrastructure.

Open Textbook Library

Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization. The library currently includes 681 textbooks,

By College of Education and Human Development , University of Minnesota


Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERIOT)
The MERLOT system provides access to curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools, led by an international community of educators, learners and researchers.

By MERLOT is a program of the California State University System

Teaching Commons

The Teaching Commons showcases high-quality open educational resources from leading colleges and universities and makes them available to educators and students around the world. Curated by librarians and their institutions and hosted by bepress, the Teaching Commons includes open-access textbooks, course materials, lesson plans, multimedia, lectures, k-12 materials, and more.

By Leading Colleges and Universities

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