Skip to main content

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Designed for educators at the University of Missouri, this guide covers ways to find and create Open Educational Resources. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 International License.


Faculty and students may think that the term "Open Educational Resources" (or OER) simply means “free textbooks.” While some OER are open textbooks, other types and formats of learning tools are OER as well. These resources (and more!) can be found using the University of Missouri Libraries’ Open Educational Resources Research Guide.

Request a Team Consultation!

Are you ready to explore more affordable textbook options for your students? Do you need help customizing existing OER or creating and sharing your own open materials? Request a team consultation! We can match you with MU librarians, instructional designers, and bookstore administrators who can guide you through the process of locating, evaluating, and using affordable and open educational resources. Click here to request a team consultation.

License and Acknowledgements

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Thanks to:

  • Scott Curtis, OER Coordinator at the University of Missouri - Kansas City Libraries, for contributing content and navigational design. Check out Scott's OER guide at
  • Grace Atkins, former Outreach and OER Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries, who created and managed the original versions of this guide.

Need Help?

Profile Photo
Joe Askins
158 Ellis Library
Columbia, MO 65211