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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 for Biology

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.


General Biology


Anatomy and Physiology


Microbiology


Science Education Booklets

Free publications from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) for high school and college students on topics including cell biology, genetics, structural biology, and computational biology.

Below is a collection of tools and simulations designed to help supplement course materials. 


General Biology

Anatomy and Physiology

Ecology

Evolution

Genetics

Microbiology

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