Open Educational Resources (OERs) are materials created under Creative Commons, a public copyright license that gives others permission to share or add to an otherwise copyrighted work for educational use.

Video: OER Resources

Other Featured OERs

OER Metafinder Sources

As previously noted, OER are basically anything you can utilize in a course that are open to use - from full courses to textbooks, from individual modules to media components.  Unfortunately, there isn't a single tool that harvests everything for us, so below are two metafinder resources that you can use to help identify OER materials. 

OASIS
SUNY Geneseo's Milne Library - Searches 98 discovery sources including those marked with #

Mason OER Metafinder (MOM) 
George Mason Univ.  - Simultaneously searches across 21 discovery sources* as well as public domain sources including Hathi Trust, Internet Archives, Digital Public Libraries of America (DPLA), etc. 

CC Search - Searches 12 major repositories of CC image content online. This collection includes 300 million images. New version of this tool which allows you to create an attribution statement, save to lists and more. 

OER Discovery Sources - Textbooks

BCcampus - British Columbia, Canada 

Cool4Ed Course Showcase - CSU Office of the Chancellor

CoreEcon - Open access platform for economics 

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) - DOAB Foundation (Dutch)

LibreTexts - 1,000+ open, online books across the curriculum

Merlot * - CSU Program

OER Commons * - ISKME Educational Non-Profit

Open Oregon - OERs adopted by Oregon community college and university

OpenStax # - Rice Univ. Educational Technology Non-Profit

Open SUNY Textbooks # - Milne Library Publishing at SUNY Geneseo 

Open Textbooks Library *# - Univ. of MN Center for Open Education

SkillsCommons - Workforce Development - U.S. Dept of Labor 

ZTC Textbooks - College of the Canyons - links to all their OER texts

OER Discovery Sources - Course Outlines and Modules

Lumen Learning - Course Search

Merlot * - CSU Program

OER Commons * - ISKME Educational Non-Profit

Open Course Library - Washington State Community and Technical Colleges

Open Yale Courses - Yale University

The Orange Grove - Florida's Open Educational Resource Repository

MIT Open Courseware (OCW) - Mass. Institute of Technology

Saylor Academy - Primary initiative of the non-profit Constitution Foundation

SkillsCommons - Workforce Development - U.S. Dept of Labor 

Serendipity - Univ. Tecnica Particular de Loja (Equador)

Webcast Berkely - UC Berkeley

Media and Other Resources

Bio-Image Search - Stanford's Lane Medical Library has developed a useful, rights-based search tool for biomedical images.

ClipSafari - Public domain images you can freely use for personal and commercial use without attribution to the original author.

Creative Commons

DigCCMixter - music for videos, games, app, podcasts or just for listening

Google Advanced Search - Search by Usage Rights

Lardbucket Collection - Various formerly textbook publisher titles 

LibriVox - free public domain audiobooks

The Noun Project - a platform empowering the community to build a global visual language of icons and symbols that everyone can understand. 

Open Library

PhET Interactive Simulations - Univ. of Colorado Boulder (Math/Sci)

Pixaby - royalty free, high quality stock images and videos

Public Domain Clip Art

Public Domain Review - guide to finding interesting public domain works online

Springer Open Journals 

TED Talks

Wikimedia Commons - freely usable media files

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