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Open Educational Resources (OER): Finding OER: A quick Guide

This libguide is designed to help students, faculty, and staff learn about and use Open Educational (OER) and Open Access resurces as well as Creative Commons and Copyright.

Quick Start Guide

Finding Open Educational Resources (OER) for the course you teach can be as simple as conducting a search or a real adventure of sleuthing. You won't know until you get started. 

Before you get started, you should know that OER librarians collect Open Textbooks by subject. There's no harm in googling "OER + your discipline."

You can search our page  OER by discipline, where we've collected open textbooks by discipline. You can also explore the Tacoma Community College's OER by Subject guides. Choose a subject, then click on the "OER starting points." to see the collected OER recommendations. 

Search Open Textbooks

Creative Common License

Creative Commons License 

This work is adapted from a LibGuide by D'Arcy Hutchings which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

You may reproduce, reuse, or remix any part of it for noncommercial purposes as long as credit is included. We encourage you to license your derivative works under Creative Commons as well to encourage sharing and reuse of educational materials. Note that linked content is covered by its own licenses.

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