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Affordable Course Materials

A guide for exploring course reserves, electronic resources, and OA/OER

What are Open Educational Resources?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials that are either (a) in the public domain or (b) licensed in a manner that provides everyone with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities.

  • Retain – make, own, and control a copy of the resource
  • Reuse – use your original, revised, or remixed copy of the resource publicly
  • Revise – edit, adapt, and modify your copy of the resource
  • Remix – combine your original or revised copy of the resource with other existing material to create something new
  • Redistribute – share copies of your original, revised, or remixed copy of the resource with others

(From Creative Commons)

This LibGuide seeks to provide instructors, students, and staff access to a variety of OAR/OER resources and search tools in order to assist our campus community in mitigating high course materials costs to increase equity and access in higher education. 

The Impact of a Free Book

Open Textbooks

Open textbooks are on the rise, with more titles being introduced each year, many of them subject to peer review. To learn more about the open textbook publishing model, please see 7 Things You Should Know About Open Textbook Publishing.

Open resources and repositories

Open Images and Media

Merlot Open Textbook search tool

Find Open Textbooks Related to a Book

Enter the ISBN of a book below to find related FREE open textbooks.

Open Data

More Data Sources.