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Open Educational Resources/ Textbooks
A quick guide to places that offer high quality, peer reviewed, current and cutting edge Open Textbooks!
In addition to the meta-finders like OASIS and the Mason OER Metafinder, there are also a number of platforms that as well as hosting, aggregate OER content from around the web.
Merlot is one of the longest running OER sources, and includes a wide variety of OER types, including presentatios, syllabi, animations, case studies, and more. Many of the materials include Editor and User ratings.
OER Commons also hosts a variety of materials as well as helping you find them, and has a built-in evaluation and ratings system.
Open Textbook Library collects textbooks that have been reviewed by faculty from universities and colleges in the US.
MERLOT is an aggregator of Open Educational Resources, including textbooks, course modules, videos, and more. It is peer reviewed for quality, and has numerous faceted searches for finding materials across different subjects, levels, and types of content.
The UNESCO OER Knowledge Cloud will greatly enhance research opportunities and access to knowledge and research on Open Educational Resources and related information by removing barriers, opening up scholarship and making research universally accessible.
The OER Knowledge Cloud has been established to identify, collect, preserve and disseminate available documents of enduring value to researchers, industry, government, scholars, writers, historians, journalists and informal learners.
Links to numerous OER sites, including curated lists.
In addition to titles specifically labeled "OER", there are hundreds of Open Access Book Publishers that may have monographs on relevant subjects. A curated list is available at our Scholarly Communications and Open Access LibGuide.
As well, many OERs live in institutional repositories, and can be found by using search engines such as CORE.