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Open Educational Resources: Finding OER

A guide for faculty to assist with finding and adopting quality Open Educational Resources that help reduce the cost of course materials for students


This page includes links to several types of Open Educational Resources, such as freely available e-textbooks and freely available online course content. It also points to resources like Lumen Learning which works through our campus bookstore (run by Follett) to embed lower-cost materials within your Canvas course website. 

Go the evaluating OER for quality checklist for best practices on what to look for when evaluating materials. 

Please see the Library Resources page for more about library collections that you can use as course materials.

Open Textbook Collections

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OER Repositories and Other Content Sources

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For questions or help with finding OER, please contact one of the co-directors of the Viking OER & Textbook Affordability Initiative:

Elizabeth McKeigue, Dean of the Library:

Gail Rankin, Director of Academic and Educational Technologies:

Roopika Risam Associate Professor of Education and Faculty Fellow for Digital Library Initiatives:

For help and advice for finding resources in your specific discipline, go to the Contact a Librarian page to find the subject librarian for your discipline.