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Open Educational Resources & Open Access

The skyrocketing cost of student textbooks has contributed to the growth and adoption of open educational resources. This guide is designed to help you learn more about these types of resources and where to begin in locating possible OER course resources

Open Access Resources

Open Access Journal articles do not allow for customization of content as they include an author's published research or editorial articles written on behalf of a particular journal.  They do; however, provide another avenue for you to use openly available materials in your courses. 

Additionally, many scholars prefer to publish to open access journals to avoid the distribution limitations placed upon their research when publishing to proprietary publications.  Many open access journals are now peer-reviewed, providing additional credibility of content.

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Open Access Journals & Resources