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For Rhetoric Instructors

Find an OER textbook

You may also need to search within individual collections and repositories to find OER. The tools linked below can help you find open textbooks and ancillaries

Open Textbooks

Discipline-Specific OER

Other OER


Open Images, Video, and Multimedia

Other Tips

  • Search directly in relevant repositories, like those listed above. OpenStax is great for intro or survey class texts, whereas OER Commons is better for finding supplementary materials. Open Textbook Library and BCcampus include a lot of both! 
  • Some repositories are discipline-specific or have better disciplinary coverage than others. Seek out repositories that seem to cover your discipline well. 
  • Use the subject headings and filters in the repositories to weed out what you don't want. 
  • Not all disciplines and subject areas are equally represented in OER repositories. If you can’t find what you need, consider asking the subject specialist librarian in your area to help. 

  • When deciding whether to adopt an OER, you’ll need to spend the same time evaluating it as you would a regular textbook. These guides can help: 

Interested in using OER for your classes?

If you are interested in using an Open textbook or other OER materials, please talk to your subject librarian or email Mahrya Burnett, Scholarly Communications Librarian for help on getting started. In the meantime, check out the Open Education Resources online subject guide: