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Open and Affordable Course Materials

Finding OERs

Due to high volumes of Open Educational Resources available online, it can be difficult to search for OERs and other freely available online educational resources if you do not know where to look.

If you are looking for a wide range of resources or you just want to get an idea of what is available, try searching the following OER collections to get you started:


If you are looking for a specific type of OER, visit our Finding OERs by Material Type Guide. This guide will help you if you are thinking "I need a textbook to replace the one I am using," "I am looking for videos to show in my class," "I need images for my PowerPoints," etc.

Lastly, if you are looking for sites with a significant number of OERs in your discipline, you will want to visit one of our Subject Guides. Each of our Subject Guides includes an "Open Educational Resources" tab. The other tabs in the Subject Guides provide an overview of resources available through Sherrod Library, which are also free to you and your students to use in your courses.

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Open Educational Resources guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Can't Find What You Need?

If you are having trouble finding resources, complete our Request to Locate Open and Affordable Educational Resources Form. We will be in contact with a list of resources that we could locate based on your needs. While new OERs are being created everyday, there is no guarantee that we will be able to find all the resources you need for your course(s) as they may not exist yet.


Please email with any questions or requests.