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Finding OER Textbooks
Due to the constantly evolving nature of OER, there is no one catalog for OER textbooks. The sources linked below are among the most useful.
Search OASIS for textbooks and other OER:
SUNY OER Services Catalog
SUNY OER Services (SOS) fosters the wider use of Open Educational Resources (OER) across the broad SUNY community.
A tool from SUNY OER Services and SUNY Geneseo that searches 43 sources for OER of all types.
A repository with 73,000 kinds of OER, along with tools for creating OER, training on how to use OER and the ability to create OER.
Open Textbook Library
Open Textbook Library's books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization.
OpenStax offers peer-reviewed OER textbooks that meet scope and sequence requirements for most college courses. Low-cost print editions are also available.
For additional resources, see the OER Textbooks and Courses page.
Finding OER Journal Articles
Although not all open access (OA) journal articles qualify as OER, most do. Check open access articles for Creative Commons or another open license.
Search for OA articles using Reed Library OneSearch:
These databases also include open access limiters:
PsycINFO, produced by the American Psychological Association, includes an "Open Access" limiter in the advanced search options or on the search results page.
PubMed, the National Institutes of Health's index of health- and medicine-related articles, includes a "Free Full Text" (i.e., open access) limiter in its search results.
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