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OERs at KCC: Find

Faculty Guide

Steps for Searching

1. Guides by Subject
OERs by Discipline: Visit the OER guide page for your specific discipline. Each guide varies in depth. None are exhaustive. Contact us for more help or to request a new document for your class or subject.

Saylor Guides by Subject: OER guides by subject/class created for instructors building open courses. Excellent resource.

Open NYS
In use by other CUNY/ SUNY Instructors: Open NYS collects information from SUNY and CUNY instructors about which open/low cost resources they are using for their classes.

2. Complete Courses
Saylor.org: Offers full courses online. Though they charge students to enroll, they have composed their courses using mostly open materials that can be copied, adapted, etc.
Lumen Learning: Offers complete courses composed of mostly open materials that can be copied and adapted for free. Lumen also offers partnering with institutions to manage and adapt resources for courses at a cost to students. Contact us if you would like to partner with Lumen.
Open Course LibraryThis WA project offers 81 of Washington's most enrolled courses. There are a lot of great readings in these course files. Great community college content

3. Complete Textbooks
Open Textbook Library: Hundreds of complete, open college-level textbooks. Many include peer-reviews.
Open Stax: Rice Connexions is providing peer reviewed, quality open textbooks.

 

4. Large Repositories
OER Commons: Offers a variety of OER at a variety of levels and subjects. Use limiters on left side of results page.
MERLOT: One of the biggest OER repositories, but a bit unwieldy and difficult to search. Use limiting options on the left side of results page.

5. Library Resources
Consider filling in some of the gaps by using library resources, such as ebooks and articles.                            

Kingsborough OneSearch:

OneSearch beta: Search across many (but not all) library resources for articles, books, ebooks, audio, and other materials, on one convenient platform. More info »

7. What's next?
Searching for OER can be tricky, but librarians are happy to help! Contact your liaison librarian or Reabeka King for help searching.
See the "big list" for even more places to look for OER.

The content on this tab has been adapted from Portland Community College's Find.