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Finding and Using Media
Find open-licensed and public domain audio, video, and images for use within your class or for use by your students
Information about open textbooks, one type of open educational resource.
Semi-exhaustive list of resources for finding OER textbooks, images, video, audio, and courseware, and classrooms
Popular OER Portals
Community of Online Research Assignments
An open access resource for faculty and librarians for adapting and experimenting with research assignments and sharing the success or lessons learned
Creative Commons Index of OER Resources
Partial list of sources introduces the scope of OER and the organizations cultivating its increasingly vital role in opening higher education up to the greatest number of people worldwide.
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
International listing from all publishers.
Directory of Open Access Journals
An English-language web site listing OA e-journals by title and subject. Also search for individual articles in some journals. From the Lund University Libraries
Mason OER Metafinder
From George Mason University. Searches across many OER and open textbook websites.
Tens of thousands of discipline-specific learning materials, learning exercises, and Content Builder webpages, together with associated comments, and bookmark collections, all intended to enhance the teaching experience of using a learning material.
Digital public library and collaboration platform for curriculum experts and instructors at all levels to identify high-quality OER and collaborate around their adaptation, evaluation, and use to address the needs of teachers and learners.
Open space for sharing and freely adapting educational materials such as courses, books, and reports.
Find open courses, textbooks, course materials, videos, and more. From SUNY Geneseo.
Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Resources
Step 1: Plan Ahead
Allot plenty of time to find materials for your course, and consult your librarian liaison for assistance.
Step 2: Look For Your Current Text
Do you already have a text picked out for your course?
Step 3: Look for New Text
Would you like to find new course materials?
Step 4: Request for Purchase
Are there materials you want to use with your class that the library doesn't own? Fill out a "Request for Purchase" form to request books, CDs, music scores, or DVDs.
Create and Share OER?
Do you have course materials (syllabi, video tutorials, worksheets, activities, assignments, lesson plans, and more) that you would like to share? Fill out a Digital Project Proposal form and we will follow up with a consultation for your project.