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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

More than Texts

Did you know that Open Educational Resources are more than just textbooks?  Much like publisher provided content, there are OERs that can also be used to supplement traditional texts. 

OERs are available as instructional videos, assessment tools, simulations and online courses.  Browse the multimedia repositories to the right to explore the possibilities.

Martinez, H.

Textbooks and Media

  • College Open Textbooks - This effort funded by the Hewlett Foundation, seeks to drive adoption of open textbooks. Many of the books shared on this resources are reviewed.
  • Freebooks4doctors - Free medical textbooks.
  • Global Textbook Project - High-level texts hosted or created by the University of Georgia.
  • OpenStax - Rice University: Simple to adopt, free to use. We make it easy to improve student access to higher education.
  • Open Textbook Library - Hundreds of complete, open college-level textbooks collected by the University of Minnesota.
  • Project Gutenberg - Find the full text of classics and public domain works from the first massive ebook creating organization in existence.

Jacobson, J.

Repository of Mixed Media Materials