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Open Educational Resources at CCC

How and where to find OER materials and related information.


Mason OER Metafinder (MOM): The OER Metafinder performs a simultaneous search across 19 different sources of open educational materials. It is a real-time, federated search, returns up-to-the-minute results. As such, it may be slower than searching pre-indexed, curated content.


BC Open Campus: Offers a growing selection of open textbooks for a variety of subjects, which have been reviewed by faculty, meet accessibility requirements, and/or include ancillary materials (quizzes, test banks, slides, videos, etc.).

Directory of Open Access Books/DOABDOAB includes peer-reviewed books and book chapters. The directory is open to all publishers who publish academic, peer-reviewed books in Open Access.

OpenStax and OpenStax CNX: Nonprofit educational initiative based at Rice University offers peer-reviewed, openly licensed textbooks, which are available free in digital formats and low-cost in print. Textbooks may be used, printed, and adapted in part or whole. CNX offers tens of thousands of learning objects, called pages, that are organized into thousands of textbook-style books in a host of disciplines and include adaptations, edited versions of OpenStax textbooks.

Open Textbook Library: Open textbooks have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed, and can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. They have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. The OTL is supported by the Center for Open Education and the Open Textbook Network.


In addition to textbooks, these repositories include supplemental teaching materials such as syllabi, lectures and interactive teaching tools. Usage rights for materials in these repositories vary. All of these repositories allow for discipline-specific searches.  


CCC Library Ebooks, as well as videos, can also be used as textbook alternative or supplemental materials to enhance delivery of your course. Chapters or pages within an e-book, as well as excerpts from videos, can be linked to/from Canvas. Ask a librarian if you need assistance linking to these resources in Canvas. See also the Copyright tab in this guide.


The books and videos in these databases are licensed for multiple users--all students in the class may access the books in the databases at the same time.

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