Find OER

Find and Explore Open Educational Resources

How to Attribute or Cite OER with Creative Commons Licenses
http://creativecommons.org.au/content/attributingccmaterials.pdf

The following links include an extensive list of directories and websites you can access to find OER educational content, images, videos, and music. Also included are OER collections containing a variety of course materials, such as readings, quizzes, simulations, and assignments.

OpenStax Textbooks
Open free textbooks for 25 popular lower division courses.
https://openstax.org/

Open Stax and Canvas Commons
Find Open Stax OER Textbooks Canvas Shells in your Canvas Commons Account

Intellus Learning OER Database (Contact rpires@valleycollege.edu for log-in information)
What Can You Do with Intellus?
https://oersbvc.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/intellus.pdf
You Tube Channel - Intellus Orientation Videos or you can schedule a webinar orientation.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHdU1dNwXz5uW4mQy1xfgAg
Intellus Login: http://valleycollege.intelluslearning.com/login

California Open Online Library for Education
Open free textbooks and materials for 50 of the highest enrolled courses in CCC/CSU/UC       
http://www.cool4ed.org/courseshowcase.html

Creative Commons
Here is an example how to look for materials using Creative Commons.
1. Type: critical thinking english textbook
2. Click the Google Box
3. Click Search
http://search.creativecommons.org

OER Commons
https://www.oercommons.org/

OER Commons
MERLOT                                                                                                                                              https://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm?action=find
MERLOT
SEARCH TIP: OER Commons and MERLOT allow you to further limit results by sub-disciplines and material type.

BC Open Ed Tech Collaborative                                                       
http://bcopened.org/resources/finding-and-using-reusuable-materials/

Copyright Advisory Group                                                                       http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/open-education/creative-commons/creative-commons-information-pack-for-teachers-and-students/quick-reference-guide-to-finding-creative-commons-material

How to Search YouTube for OER Videos                                         http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/open-education/creative-commons/creative-commons-information-pack-for-teachers-and-students/how-to-find-creative-commons-material-using-youtube

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)                                                                        https://doaj.org/

Collections of open resources, including textbooks, and open journals.

SAGE Open is an open access publication from SAGE.
https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/sage-open

Open Culture
http://www.openculture.com/

Merlot OER Resources
http://voices.merlot.org/group/cool-voices/page/finding-oer-resources

Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources
https://www.cccoer.org/learn/find-oer/

Lumen Learning
https://courses.lumenlearning.com/readinganthology/chapter/sources-for-additional-material/

Databases for OER instructional lesson plans, lectures, and activities, etc.

Canvas Commons (found in your Canvas campus account)
https://community.canvaslms.com/community/answers/commons

Soft Chalk
https://softchalkcloud.com/?_ga=2.23847161.2125239335.1500761958-577590438.1500761958

Amazon Inspire (K-12)
https://www.amazoninspire.com/

California Community College Online Education Initiative – Basic Skills Resources
http://ccconlineed.org/faculty-resources/underprepared-student-resources/

Directory of Open Access Books - Humanities
https://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=search&addFilter=utpub:%22Open%20Book%20Publishers%22&sort=yearDesc&template=&query=literature&uiLanguage=en

Wikimedia Commons
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Pixabay Images
https://pixabay.com/

Pikwizard Images
https://pikwizard.com/

Foter Images
http://foter.com/

Free Pik Images
https://www.freepik.com/

Europa Art Collection
https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en

Getty Research Portal
http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/portal/index.html

Free Getty Images Portal
https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/free?sort=mostpopular&mediatype=photography&phrase=free

The New York Public Library Digital Collection
https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections

The Metropolitian Museum of Art Collection
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection

World Images
http://worldimages.sjsu.edu/

Smithosian Collection
http://collections.si.edu/search/

Mason OER Metafinder (MOM)
https://mason.deepwebaccess.com/mason__MasonLibrariesOpenEducationResources_5f4/desktop/en/search.html

Digital Public Library of America
https://dp.la/

Internet Archive
https://archive.org/

The Public Domain Review
http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/

Federal Government Agencies - Federal Materials are Public Domain
https://www.usa.gov/federal-agencies/a

Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/collections/

Open Knowledge Repository
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/

Hathi Trust Digital Library
https://www.hathitrust.org/

Intech Open - Science, Technology, and Medicine Open Access Publisher
https://www.intechopen.com/books

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
https://www.nap.edu/topic/

Book Boon - Free Books Supported by Advertisements
http://bookboon.com/

TED Talks
https://www.ted.com/talks

TED ED
https://ed.ted.com/

STEM Concept Videos
http://tll.mit.edu/help/stem-concept-videos

Hippo Campus Videos
http://www.csusm.edu/ids/calm/oer/find-sources.html

Snag Films - Streamed Videos
http://www.snagfilms.com/categories/

Top Documentary Films - Streamed Videos
https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/

How to Use Google Advance Search to Find OER

 

How to Search OER Commons

 

How to Make Attributions When Using Creative Commons Licensed OER

 

OER Search Tips

 

How to Search Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)