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Open educational resources (OER)

Find, create and evaluate OER materials, available to legally and freely copy, such as ebooks, images, audio, video and software. Understand copyright and Creative Commons (CC) licences.

Finding Open Educational Resources

You can search for a particular type of OER via the choices on the side menu or use the search tools below.

Even though a search tool, database or collection is not listed here it may still contain OERs. In the resource you are searching look for:

  1. An advanced search tool
  2. Then an open or free option to limit the results in the advanced search

Library Search

Library Search has an option to limit your results to open access.

  1. Go to Library Search
  2. Enter your search terms
  3. Click Search
  4. On the results page, select the Open Access filter
  5. Click Apply Filters.

You can also limit to particular Content types, such as book, video, images, audio and more.

Search curated and organised collections

Search these Open Educational Resource (OER) collections for different types of OERs.

Google Advanced Search

Google advanced search allows you to limit to content published under an open license:

  1. Go to Google Advanced Search
  2. Under usage rights select one of the free to use options