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Open Educational Resources (OER)

This guide offers an overview of OER, open licensing, and will help you to locate and evaluate open resources to use in your courses or as supplementary material.

Search for multiple subjects and material types in OASIS

Be sure to read the licensing information to determine any use restrictions.​

New OER Publications

Search Multiple OER Repositories

These collections provide access to a variety of course materials including, lessons, textbooks, syllabi, courses, and more.

Be sure to read the licensing information to determine any use restrictions.​

Open Textbooks

These publishers provide open textbooks from multiple subject areas. 

Be sure to read the licensing information to determine any use restrictions.​

Open Courses

These collections contain open courses.

Be sure to read the licensing information to determine any use restrictions.​

Open Images

These resources contain images with open licenses or are in the public domain.

Clipart


These resources contain images with open licenses via filter searching.

Pay special attention to the license for each image you intend to use.

Open Music

These collections contain open audio and music, with varying license restrictions. 

Be sure to read the licensing information to determine any use restrictions.​

Open Video

These collections contain videos with varying license restrictions. 

Pay special attention to the license for each video you intend to use.

U.S. Government Resources

The collections below are resources published by various agencies within the U.S. Government. As a general rule, works created by government employees in the United States as part of their employment are considered to be in the public domain. However, you should always verify the copyright status of any items you wish to use. 

Disclaimer

The content provided in this guide is intended for informational purposes only. The Melvin J. Zahnow Library at SVSU does not make any assurances as to the accuracy of the information contained within linked resources, or as to the licenses and permissions granted for the use of these works. Always be certain to check the permissions for each resource before using the work. 

Questions? Contact Tina Mullins at cemullin@svsu.edu