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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 (as licensing allows), or used as a supplemental learning tool to aid in understanding key concepts.

Music Appreciation

Music Theory

Music Fundamentals

Course Collections

Below are a selection of sources that contain collection of archival materials, including music scores, audio files, and monographs. Some of the resources are in the public domain, while others will be individually licensed. It is important that you check the permissions according to the individual site. 




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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