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OER: Open Educational Resources

Designed for educators at the University of Missouri, this guide covers ways to find and create Open Educational Resources

Get help navigating OER portals, hubs, collections etc. 

Are these lists overwhelming? Reach out to Grace Atkins, the Open Education & Outreach Librarian, and/or your subject specialist librarian.

Learn About OERs In-Depth

Use George Mason University's OER Metafinder Search Tool

Search Mason OER Metafinder


Mason OER Metafinder searches fifteen of the leading OER repositories with a single query. Users can perform broad queries across all sources or they can search for terms in full record, title, or author(s). They can also specify a date range and narrow their searches to a specific date range.

Portals and Hubs for Finding OER

OER Commons Gold Star icon
"OER Commons is a dynamic digital content hub, offering a suite of OER implementation supports."



MERLOT II  Gold Star icon
MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community. It is a product of the California State University System partnering with education institutions, professional societies, and industry.

 Open Educational Resources: Resource Roundup, from Edutopia Gold Star iconThis link opens in a new window
 Updated posting, a great guide to resources for getting started, organized with many links!


 iLumina Gold Star icon
A digital library of sharable undergraduate teaching materials for chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, and computer science. Created by the National Science Digital Library, iLumina is designed to quickly and accurately connect users with the educational resources they need. These resources range in type from highly granular objects such as individual images and video clips to entire courses.


 Discipline-Specific Sources, Introduction to OER - openstax cnx  Gold Star icon
 Page identifying different OERs, mostly instructional units or objects, within Rice  University's openstax course on OER.

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