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Open Access

What are OERs?

Open educational resources (OER's) are teaching and learning resources with an open licence or in the public domain.

OERs can be freely reused, modified, copied or shared.  

OERs include Open Textbooks.

Benefits of Open Textbooks

Choosing an open textbook for your course means:

  • Students have unlimited, ongoing access to the ebook
  • Students can download an unlimited number of chapters
  • You can modify the textbook
  • It is free to students and the library

Find Open Textbooks

Open Textbook Library: hundreds of open textbooks which can be searched for or browsed by subject.

OpenStax: high-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed college textbooks published by Rice University.

Open textbook initiative 

OASIS: openly Available Sources Integrated Search: a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open resources easier.

MERLOT: curated open educational resources, including textbooks.