Use these search tools to find Open Educational Resources through vetted repositories. For examples of OER repositories to search for specific disciplines use our OER by Discipline page. If you need help identifying the right place to start searching reach out to your liaison librarian or schedule an affordable learning consultation.
Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization. The Open Textbook Library is supported by the Center for Open Education and the Open Education Network.
OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources. Explore, create, and collaborate with educators around the world to improve curriculum. From a single point of access in OER Commons, you can search, browse, and evaluate resources in OER Commons' growing collection of over 50,000 high-quality OER.
Simultaneously search OER repositories. You need only enter text in at least one field. Add or remove checkboxes by sources to modify search targets.
The MERLOT system provides access to curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools, led by an international community of educators, learners and researchers. The new MERLOT Smart Search extends access to learning materials well beyond MERLOT's current curated and peer reviewed collection. Smart Search was developed to answer the pervasive and nagging question, "Where can I find OER's?" With Smart Search users can search more than a dozen learning materials libraries to find OER's very, very quickly!
If you have a textbook you are already using, use its ISBN to search for similar open materials through MERLOT's ISBN Search.
OASIS is provided by SUNY Geneseo's Milne Library.