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This Library Guide was created to help Brooklyn College faculty create Open Educational Resources (OER) for Brooklyn College students and beyond

Faculty Guide on Open Education Resources (OER): Find OER Content

Learn to create OER

Finding the right content for an Open Educational Resource (OER) can be the most challenging part of using and creating OERs. The resources listed on this page can help you find OER in your subject area which you can choose to adopt completely or mix, match, and customize to create a customized resource for your students.

OASIS - OER Search Engine

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Advanced Search

Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. OASIS currently searches open content from 71 different sources and contains 164,857 records. OASIS is being developed at SUNY Geneseo's Milne Library in consultation with Alexis Clifton, SUNY OER Services Executive Director.

Mason OER Metafinder OER Search Engine

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The Mason OER Metafinder (MOM) performs a simultaneous search across 18 different sources of open educational materials. Because it is a real-time, federated search, it can take a bit longer than searches of pre-indexed, curated content; however, as compensation the results returned are absolutely up-to-the-minute for each search target. Additional results will continue to trickle in as the search continues running and you begin examining your results.

Open Textbook Collections

Open Textbooks

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.


Useful sites on Authoring Open Textbooks

Images

Video and Audio

Image with link to UMass Amherst's Open Audio Visual Resources PageUMass Amherst - Open Audio Visual Resources

Federal Government Resources for OER

Everything published by the Federal government is free of any copyright restrictions.  The research, reports and websites can be useful resources for classes when creating your own course material.

Try to search a specific agency's website.  A-Z List of Federal Agencies. Many times these materials are not retrieved with simple Google searches.   Here are some examples of US Federal Databases.