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Open Education Resources

This guide provides basic information on finding, remixing, and creating Open Educational Resources

OER Metafinders

Open Educational resources can be found in many different collections or repositories. When searching for OER, consider starting with a metafinder like the Mason OER Metafinder (MOM) or OASIS. These allow you to search across many different platforms at once. Try the MOM search box below:

MOM iconMason OER Metafinder (MOM)
Advanced Search

 

OER Repositories

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 the ones listed on the left. OpenStax is great for intro or survey class texts, where OER Commons are 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: