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OER: Open Educational Resources: Find

  1. Guides by Subject collects information from Oregon community college instructors about which open/low cost resources they are using for their classes. 

    Saylor OER Courses by Subject: OER courses by subject/class created for instructors building open courses. Excellent resource.

  2. Complete Courses Offers full courses online. Though they charge students to enroll, they have composed their courses using mostly open materials that can be copied, adapted, etc.

    Lumen Learning: Offers complete courses composed of mostly open materials that can be copied and adapted for free. Lumen also offers partnering with institutions to manage and adapt resources for courses at a cost to students. Contact us if you would like to partner with Lumen.

    Open Course Library: This WA project offers 81 of Washington's most enrolled courses. There are a lot of great readings in these course files. Great community college content
  1. Complete Textbooks
    LibreTexts: an infinitely large library through which new texts can be developed & shared.

    Open Textbook Library: Hundreds of complete, open college-level textbooks. Many include peer-reviews.

    Open Stax: Rice Connexions is providing peer reviewed, quality open textbooks.
  2. Large Repositories
    OER Commons: Offers a variety of OER at a variety of levels and subjects. Use limiters on left side of results page.

    OASIS: OASIS (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search) offers the ability to search a range of OER materials from multiple sources, such as textbooks, courses, corresponding materials, interactive simulations, and public domain books and resources.

    MERLOT: One of the biggest OER repositories, but a bit unwieldy and difficult to search. Use limiting options on the left side of results page.

    Mason OER Metafinder: Searches 22 OER repositories simultaneously. 

  3. Library Resources
    Consider filling in some of the gaps by using library resources, such as institutional repositories, ebooks, and articles. Search our catalog!

    Digital Commons Network: Brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, it includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

  4. What's next?
    Searching for OER can be tricky, but librarians are happy to help! Contact us for help with your search!
    See the "Big List" for even more places to look for OER.

Search: Mason OER Metafinder - Get records from 22 OER repositories


The Mason OER Metafinder helps you find Open Educational Resources.  Unlike other OER discovery sites (e.g, OER Commons, OASIS, MERLOT, OpenStax, etc.) with our Metafinder you aren’t searching a static database that we’ve built.  Instead, the OER Metafinder launches a real-time, simultaneous search across 22 different sources of open educational materials as you hit the Search button.