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Open Educational Resources poster

First, what are Open Educational Resources (OER)? They are teaching, learning, and research materials that include peer-reviewed textbooks, streaming videos, artwork, and language learning resources, just to name a few.

How are they free?

  • OER are made possible through an “open license” (often through Creative Commons), that works alongside copyright to permit a wide range of uses.

Wait, what else can I do with OER?

  • OER allow for “open use” — not only can you read, view, and listen for free, but you can also revise, remix, and share the materials — wherever, whenever. 

Where can I find OER?

  • Start at the OER LibGuide (go/oer/) where you can search for open materials, browse by subject, and reach out for support and suggestions.

Any questions about Open Educational Resources? Visit with us at the Research Desk! Contact information and links at go/askus/

Media Contact

Kellam Ayres, Library Reserves Coordinator and Liaison to the Bread Loaf Programs