There are many ways to find OER. Sites that host the OER are generally called repositories. Many will have some sort of review or acceptance process to determine what gets included. There are also specialized search engines that look through multiple OER repositories.
This page covers a list of repositories and search engines that can be used to find OER for a wide variety of disciplines, and it aims to cover primarily the most popular tools. For more comprehensive lists of OER repositories and search engines, use these sources:
Repositories and search engines that cover OER of all types, such as textbooks, assignments, multimedia, and even whole units and courses.
Open alternatives to the traditional textbook.
Images, video, simulations, and other OER that go beyond static text.
Complete OER materials to run a whole course.
Tennessee Open Education, the statewide project to improve access to OER and other low-cost educational materials across Tennessee, provides the Tennessee Open Education Hub in OER Commons. In the Hub you can find, share, and adapt OER resources from colleagues statewide.
Within the Hub, different campuses and systems have their own groups, including one for the University of Memphis. By joining the UofM group, you will be able to save, share, and adapt OER with your colleagues across campus.
The OER Commons Help Center provides an overview of how to use OER Commons.
This guide was created by Dr. Meredith Heath Boulden on behalf of the University of Memphis Libraries and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License unless otherwise noted. This guide is currently maintained by Carl Hess.