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Open Educational Resources (OER)

This guide provides details about how the open access movement is impacting academic education and how to find appropriate low cost or zero cost materials for academic courses.


More and more textbook authors are opting to share their textbooks open platforms. Use these links to browse through some of the major open textbook repositories or use MERLOT's ISBN search to find comparable open textbooks.


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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.



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On this site you’ll find openly licensed textbooks and courses written and curated by SUNY Faculty.

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Peer-reviewed. Openly licensed. 100% free. And backed by additional learning resources.

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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. 


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The world's leading publisher of Open Access books. Built by scientists, for scientists

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The BCcampus Open Education OER by Discipline Directory lists a wide range of open educational resources organized by discipline. This directory is updated as new resources are identified. Note that textbooks in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection are not included in this directory.