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Multiple Source OER Search Boxes
These "metasearch" boxes return results from multiple OER repositories with a single search:
OASIS, an integrated search tool developed at SUNY Geneseo's Milne Library, searches open content from 97 different sources at the time of this writing. For more resources that may not be included, see other search tools and repositories linked in the box to the right.
MOM, a service of Mason Publishing and University Libraries at George Mason University, is a real-time, simultaneous search across 21 OER sources at the time of this writing. For more resources that may not be included, see other search tools and repositories linked in the box to the right.
On Reliability and Evaluating OER for Use
Repositories listed here are considered reputable sources by the OER community at large. Users have the opportunity to review and recommend the individual resources within each. Please use the same due diligence evaluating these as you would any other course materials. For help evaluating OER, see the "Evaluate OER" tab.
Also take note of rights given for each item. Some organizations define "open" differently, and some portals may house restricted resources alongside truly open ones. For more on this topic, see the "Copyright, Creative Commons, Fair Use, and OER Usage Rights" section under the "Resources" tab.
WV Open Educational Resources
WV Open Educational Resources
Powered by WVNET, this site seeks to support and gather information on the adoption and creation of OER in West Virginia. Information on the West Virginia Open Education Resources Grant (presented by the Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) and the Community and Technical College System) can be found here.
All Levels OER (incl. Higher Ed)
Find OER for all ages and levels of education in these national and international portals.
A program of the California State University System partnering with education institutions, professional societies, and industry. All materials are reviewed for suitability and many undergo more extensive peer review.
Digital public library and collaboration platform of ISKME (Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education). Platform contains records for work from numerous providers including several universities and the DPLA among many others.
Open Textbook Library
Supported by the Center for Open Education at the University of Minnesota and the Open Textbook Network, an alliance of higher education institutions.
Smithsonian Open Access
Provides free access to nearly three million 2D and 3D digital images from the Smithsonian's collection to download, share, and reuse. No permission required.
Find OER for all ages and levels of education in these U.S. state sponsored portals:
Find Higher Ed-Specific OER
Find OER designed for use in higher education in the listings and portals linked below:
American Institute of Mathematics Open Textbook Initiative
A listing of college-level mathematics textbooks approved by the American Institute of Mathematics Editorial Board according to evaluation criteria developed by AIM.
AMSER (Applied Math and Science Education Repository)
Portal to numerous free STEM resources supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Science Digital Library, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Internet Scout Research Group.
Open textbook portal for post-secondary education hosted and supported by BCcampus, a higher education organization in British Columbia, Canada.
COERLL (Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning)
Repository for numerous free and open language teaching resources. COERLL at the University of Texas at Austin is one of 16 National Foreign Language Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Its mission is to produce and disseminate OER as well as promote a culture of collaboration.
An open textbook repository initiated at the University of California, Davis, providing open textbooks for a wide variety of academic subjects and disciplines.
Marshall Digital Scholar Open Educational Resources
Source for OER and open access (OA) textbooks, including some published by Marshall University and West Virginia faculty, teachers, and authors.
Maryland: M.O.S.T. Commons
The Maryland Open Source Textbook Commons is built to facilitate OER discovery, collaboration, and contributions among college and university faculty and staff.
MIT OpenCourseWare Educator Portal
Helps education professionals navigate openly-licensed MIT teaching materials on MIT OpenCourseWare including assignments, lectures, exams, images, textbooks, and more by subject area.
MIT OpenCourseWare Online Textbooks
Index to the open textbooks in Massachusetts Institute of Technology OpenCourseWare. Some are open-licensed electronic versions of print books while others are self-published online books or course notes which are thorough enough to serve as an alternative to a textbook.
OER by Discipline (Virginia Tech)
A curated listing of OER organized by discipline.
OER by Discipline Guide: BCcampus
A curated listing of OER organized by discipline and listed with the Creative Commons license that it offers.
OER by Discipline Guide: McMaster University
A curated listing of OER organized by discipline. The listing is formatted as an open textbook and will be updated as new resources are identified.
OER Guides by Subject (Portland Community College)
Listings of OER and other free or low-cost educational resources organized into discipline-specific Google docs.
Open Oregon Educational Resources
Open textbooks for community college and university students. Funded and supported by several Oregon state agencies and organizations.
Open RN Open Education Resources for Nursing
The Open RN project is funded by a $2.5 million dollar grant from the Department of Education to create 5 OER Nursing Textbooks with 25 associated Virtual Reality scenarios. The five textbooks include: Nursing Pharmacology, Nursing Skills, Nursing Fundamentals, Mental Health & Community Concepts, and Management & Professional Concepts.
Open publisher that offers digital and print textbooks as well as other materials and courseware. Texts are formally peer-reviewed with new editions and errata regularly produced. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity housed at Rice University.
Open SUNY Textbooks
An open textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries.
WVU Libraries Open Access Textbooks
Open textbooks on a variety of academic topics supported by the Digital Publishing Institute and West Virginia University Libraries.
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