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Open Educational Resources

Where to find OER Materials?

There are a number of OER databases and online hubs where you can search for OER materials. 

  • MERLOTA collection of online learning tools and and resources, curated and peer-reviewed by volunteers. 
  • Milne Open Textbooksa catalog of open textbooks written and peer-reviewed by SUNY faculty and staff 
  • OASIS: Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool for discovering open content. 
  • OER Commons: A database including OER materials such as lectures, textbooks, case studies, lesson plans, assignments, syllabi, etc. 
  • Open Course Library: a collection for free-to-use course materials, including  textbooks, syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments
  • OpenStax: Publishes open access textbooks
  • Open Textbooks for Engineering: Open textbooks in engineering compiled by the ASEE
  • RIT Open Access Books: Open Access books published by RIT Libraries 
  • SUNY OER Services: More than just textbooks, this database includes full courses on a variety of subjects and disciplines


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