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Open Educational Resources (OER): Find OER

This guide provides resources and tools for faculty wishing to implement open education resources (OER) in their courses.

OER Collections with Peer-Reviews

COOL 4 ED

Cool4Ed serves as a clearing house with peer reviews by faculty from the CCC, CSU, and UC. "The three State of California Higher Education Systems are working together to provide you easy access to quality FREE and OPEN eTextbooks that everyone and anyone can use for teaching and learning."

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OpenStax College from Rice University

OpenStax has a growing collection of peer-reviewed, openly licensed university textbooks in a variety of disciplines, from the sciences to the social sciences to the humanities. Faculty wishing to adopt a textbook must register for a free account.

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Open Textbook Library from the University of Minesota

The Open Textbook Library has a collection of over 100 peer-reviewed and openly licensed titles in a wide range of disciplines. It is supported by the Open Textbook Network, a collaboration of library partners from colleges and universities across the country.

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BCcampus OpenEd

Funded by British Columbia's Ministry of Advanced Education, BCcampus OpenEd has a collection of 180 peer-reviewed open textbooks covering Sciences, Trades, Business & Management, Liberal Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Upgrading Programs, Health Related, and Recreation, Tourism, Hospitality & Service.

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College Open Textbooks

A large collaborative of organizations affiliated with over 200 colleges, the College Open Textbooks has more than 100 peer-reviewed open textbooks for use in community college courses. 

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OER MetaFinder

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developed by George Mason University Libraries, a search engine simultaneously searches multiple OER repositories (See the list of sources at the bottom of the search screen)

OER Repositories

Open Textbooks

Open Course Materials