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Affordable Course Materials and Open Educational Resources (OER): Find OER

This guide is designed to assist faculty in the exploration, identification, evaluation, selection, and adoption of Affordable Course Materials and Open Educational Resources

OER Websites and Search Tips

Recorded Lectures & Video Tutorials Search

Open Textbook Search

Modular Course Components

Complete Courses

OER and OCW Search Engines

Open Data Sets

Square one for finding and properly using publicly available data in student projects.



Provides free problem sets for practice. Almost ten textbooks already designed for courses.

A search for all levels.

Over 15 open textbooks covering different levels of calculus, algebra, and statistics.

Free links and pre-developed courses used at Scottsdale.

Complete and high quality textbooks for precalculus, college algebra, and college trigonometry. Includes LaTeX source code for custom texts.

Animated tutorials covering math concepts for higher ed and K-12.


Computer Science

  • EngageCSEdu is a living collection of peer-reviewed course materials from the CS community.  It provides a framework of research-based teaching practices that support diversity


Language Learning



Social Sciences

Nursing and Allied Health

In addition to using the search engines and repositories linked on this guide to find and locate OER, you can also use advanced search features when searching Google, YouTube or Flickr. You will still need to confirm the individual license of the object you select to assure it meets the appropriate CC license.

Google - Use the Advanced Search under Usage Rights select to limit your results to resources which are Free to use, modify or share. More from Google on Usage Rights.

YouTube - After searching by keyword in YouTube, use the Filters feature to filter your results to those videos with a Creative Commons License. Looking for more videos? View the Images, Audio & Video tab!

Flickr - After searching by keyword in Flickr, use the Any License filter feature to filter your results to the appropriate usage license which best suits your usage of the work. Looking for more images?  View the Images, Audio & Video tab!

Creative Commons Search - Please note that is not a search engine, but rather offers convenient access to search services provided by other independent organizations.

We are a Social Enterprise run by scholars who are committed to making high-quality research available to readers around the world. OBP publish monographs and textbooks in all areas, and offer the academic excellence of a traditional press, with the speed, convenience and accessibility of digital publishing.

Explore academic content on JSTOR that is open to everyone, everywhere. Search thousands of free journal articles and open access book chapters.

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How the Library Can Help.

Librarians are experts in finding and evaluating resources. This includes Open Educational Resources (OER). The library has copyright/ author rights experts as well as librarians with subject expertise that can help you navigate this new and growing area. Please contact your subject librarian or the Exhibit Institutional Repository for more information. They will help you or direct you to someone that might know more about the resource. We also have the following guides:

Affordable Learning Ohio

Mason OER Metafinder (MOM)

Galileo Open Learning