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Open Educational Resources (OER)

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

Open Textbook Example

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Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research 

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Information Literacy textbook

The Information Literacy User's Guide

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Project CORA: Community of Online Research Assignments

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Additional Course Materials for Library & Information Studies

Below are OER collections containing a variety of Library & Information Studies related course materials (e.g., readings, quizzes, simulations, assignments, and more).

Search OER Commons for Accounting course materials
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Search MERLOT for Accounting OER
Search MERLOT for Library & Information Studies materials. Link:

SEARCH TIP: OER Commons and Merlot allow you to further limit results by sub-disciplines and material type. 

CC Search for Creative Commons Images and Videos

CC Search links allows you to search a variety of media collections (e.g., YouTube, Google Images, and Flickr) for Creative Commons licensed materials that you can use to supplement your instruction and build a more dynamic OER course.

To begin searching, visit