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Open Educational Resources

These resources will lead you to free OER materials:

OER Commons Logo: Open Educational Resources




OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources. Explore, create, and collaborate with educators around the world to improve curriculum.


OASIS (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search) is a search tool for open educational resources. OASIS searches open-access content from multiple sources covering a variety of subjects. Discover quality, free open textbooks, courseware and more.

Mason OER Metafinder launches a real-time, simultaneous search across 22 different sources of open educational materials.

Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) logo

Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) is an aggregator of online tools, built by and for higher education instructors. Advanced functions allow you to filter results by discipline, material type, and audience. Users form subject specific communities to curate and share content. 

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Open NCCC is an online repository of OER materials, supported by the North Carolina Community College System. Built from OER Commons to serve NCCCs, this is a fantastic place to look for materials tailored to community colleges in our state. 

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OpenStax publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed college textbooks that are absolutely free online and low cost in print. By switching to OpenStax textbooks, you can reduce or eliminate textbook costs for your students. 

The Open Textbook Library provides access to peer-reviewed open textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. Multiple subject areas are represented.


PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit, open access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

Teaching Commons

The Teaching Commons brings together high-quality open educational resources from leading colleges and universities. Curated by librarians and their institutions, the Teaching Commons includes open access textbooks, course materials, lesson plans, multimedia, and more.

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