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Open Educational Resources (OER)

An introduction to finding, evaluating, and using Open Educational Resources

Search Tips

  • Use the advanced searching feature if there is one- this will save you some time and limit your search.
  • Start with broad terms (ex. disease instead of cancer) and then narrow.
  • As you narrow, think about disciplinary language. Is there something else this topic might be referred to as?
  • If you still aren't getting good results, try to start with the browsing feature (even if it's very broad). Sometimes the term your searching isn't used but you still know it would be under a broad subject like "humanities" or "writing".

Searching for OER

Starting Points for All Disciplines  

Quick Search

Want to search across several repositories at once? SUNY's OASIS search helps instructors quickly find resources by aggregating over 100 sources. 

Science and Engineering

Business and Economics

  • LearningEdge Cases (MIT): case studies touching on areas such as strategy, sustainability, operations management and more.

Social Sciences and Humanities


List adapted from the University of Guelph Library

infographic advising instructors to evaluate, update, and review copyright for OER. Contact with questions













Box inspired by Shatford Library @ Pasadena City College