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Affordable Learning Lander (ALL): OER by Discipline

Examples of Open Educational Resources by Disciplines

This page shares examples of open educational resources that could be used for specific disciplines. This is not an exhaustive list, relevant resources may be discovered through a number of collections or searches on our Search Tools page. Open Professionals Education Network provides a great starting point for finding OERs. Reach out to your liaison librarian or schedule an affordable learning consultation for more help. 

College of Arts & Humanities

A great place to start for materials are those that are available in the public domain and digital collections from museums and archives. Sites like Project Gutenburg, Humanities Libertexts, Library of Congress Digital Collections, and the Digital Public Library of America can provide great resources for your courses.

College of Education

Get started with resources like MIT OpenCourseware and Open Learn to find open resources within Education. For Exercise Science, try Public Library of Science and Open Learn.

College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Our Government Information page, Noba ProjectLibrary of Congress Digital Collections, and the Digital Public Library of America are a great start for finding materials in the behavioral and social sciences as well as history.

School of Nursing

College of Business

Open Learn, MIT OpenCourseware, and Saylor Academy are great places to start looking for open course materials that could be used for Business courses.

College of Science & Mathematics

Sciences, Math, and Computing are a variety of disciplines so here are a few places to get started including LibreTextsThe National Science Digital LibraryOpen Learn: Science Math Technology, AIM Approved Textbooks, and PhET Interactive Simulations


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