Do you have concerns about the quality of OER textbooks? These OER associations, communities, and services only host OERs after the works have gone through a selection criteria process, which includes peer review by academics. You can also review the existing research on OER, many of which evaluate the quality of OER.
Browse our collection of sites that host OER materials, open images and open data, and open courseware.
If you have any resources to recommend, please let us know!
Name of collection
|Who is behind it?||Search capabilities*||What can you find?|
|BCcampus OpenEd Resources||BCcampus (publicly funded organizaton)||Basic search / filter||Textbooks|
|BCcampus OER by Discipline Directory||BCcampus (publicly funded organization)||Keyword search||Non-textbook OER|
|EdTech Books||Brigham Young University||Basic search and browse||Textbooks within the field of Education, with a focus on Educational Technology. Some of the materials are freely available, but are not licensed for remixing.|
|LibreTexts||University of California, Davis||Basic search / filter||Textbooks and courses across 13 disciplines.|
|The Mason OER Metafinder||George Mason University Libraries||Basic search / filter||Searches across 21 different OER repositories including OpenStax and NYPL Digital Collections|
|Merlot||Consortium of higher ed institutions, international organizations, corporations, and other organizations||Advanced search / filter||Curated database; all materials undergo Merlot's peer review process.|
|MyOpenMath||MyOpenMath (nonprofit)||Browse only||Math homework, quizzes, and tests; Pre-built courses|
|OASIS (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search)||SUNY Geneseo Milne Library||Advanced search / filter||OASIS is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. It searches open content from almost 100 different sources and contains over 385,000 records.|
|Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN)||Non-profit based in Netherlands||Advanced search / filter||OAPEN library hosts and disseminates open access, peer-reviewed books; Directory of Open Access books is a discovery service for OA books.|
|OER Commons||ISKME (education nonprofit)||Advanced search / filter||Curated by digital librarians|
|OpenEd CUNY||City University of New York||Advanced search / filter||Curated by digital librarians|
|OpenStax||Rice University||Browse only||Publishes OpenStax college textbooks|
|Open Textbook Library||University of Minnesota and the Open Textbook Network||Keyword search||Catalog of peer-reviewed OER textbooks|
|SUNY OER Services||State University of New York||Keyword search||Collection of ready-to-adopt courses.|
|WayneOpen||Wayne State University||Basic search / filter||
Contains 59 out-of-print titles.
* Basic search / filter refers to sites that offer a few filter and search options beyond keyword searches; Advanced search / filter offers far more granular searching.
The resources in this section are curated by Michigan State University Libraries and published under Creative Commons.
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