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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

Copyright and Creative Commons Licensing 


Copyright and Campus Support

By definition, Open Educational Resources, though they may be copyrighted, are made available under various open licenses which permit free reuse, revision, and customization by educators and students. The most commonly-used open licensing scheme for these materials is one of the six Creative Commons licenses. Our librarians are happy to answer questions about these licenses. More information about Creative Commons can be found on our Open Access guide.

For information on permissible uses of copyrighted materials not licensed under an open license, or by the Libraries, a Research Guide for Copyright is also available on the Libraries' website. These pages may be particularly helpful:


Creative Commons' Guides to Licenses and the Public Domain