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*Open Educational Resources Guide: Find OER Content

Information on open educational resources (OERs), finding content, and creating your own OERs to share with the world.

Finding OERs

Open Educational Resource repositories listed here cover a wide variety of educational disciplines.   You can find OER materials to reuse, remix and revise using the links below. Many of the collections will have links to the same books, but each repository has a particular focus, and items you can't find in other collections.

NB:Library Resources

This page is specifically designed to introduce OER to the Brooklyn College  community, but don't forget that there are resources available to you through the Brooklyn College Library.  The Brooklyn College Library has licensed journals, databases, primary resources  and an increasing number of ebooks. These resources are restricted to Brooklyn College faculty, staff and students (you have to have an BC log-in to access), they do not allow for customization and re-use in the same way as OER.  Though these are not "open", they are resources that you can make available at not cost for your students.

Public Domain vs. Creative Commons

What is the "Public domain"? 

A work of authorship is in the “public domain” if it is no longer under copyright protection or if it failed to meet the requirements for copyright protection. Works in the public domain may be used freely without the permission of the former copyright owner. For more information on what constitutes Public Domain see

What is Creative Commons ?

"Creative Commons is a global nonprofit organization that enables sharing and reuse of creativity and knowledge through the provision of free legal tools. Its legal tools help those who want to encourage reuse of their works by offering them for use under generous, standardized terms; those who want to make creative uses of works; and those who want to benefit from this symbiosis. Its vision is to help others realize the full potential of the internet. CC has affiliates all over the world who help ensure our licenses work internationally and who raise awareness of our work." For more information see: Creative Commons FAQ.

Brooklyn College Library and CUNY Resources

Getting Help

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