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Open Educational Resources (OER): Finding OER

A place to go to learn more about open educational resources and how to get started using them!

Open Textbook Collection

Open textbooks are free, online learning materials with Creative Commons licenses. Many of the collections will have links to the same books, but each will have a particular focus, and items you can't find in other collections.

OER Repositories

OER repositories contain more than just open textbooks.  All content featured within these pages is free but usage rights vary. Materials in these repositories are released under a Creative Commons license while some are in the public domain.

Why Open Textbooks?

Library E-Books as Textbook Alternative

Library eBooks can also be used as textbook alternative or supplemental materials to enhance delivery of your course. Chapters or pages within an e-book can be linked to directly from Blackboard. You can find our individual eBook platforms listed on our Books page, but your best bet is to use our Advanced Search in the Catalog, limiting "Source Type" to eBook to search all services for your keywords. Questions? Ask a librarian!

Open Courseware Resources

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Lansing Community College (LCC) Library Research Guide on Open Educational Resources (OER) by Regina Gong is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.