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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.

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Open Resources

These textbooks have been created for free use in courses. These resources may be adopted for use as classroom text, modified to create new texts (if licensing allows), or used as a supplemental learning tool to aid in understanding key concepts.

Art History & Art Appreciation

Graphic Design

The collections below are repositories containing art in a variety of formats.  Many items are licensed individually, so pay attention to the specific permissions of use.

**Note: Not all results returned are guaranteed to be openly licensed. Pay special attention to check the licenses on each item you intend to use. 


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. 

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