OER: Challenging to Find
OER can be tricky to find: there are numerous OER repositories, not all OER are indexed in repositories, no single repository contains all available OER, and many OER are in development, too, and thus not findable easily.
Solution: Use this Guide
- OER discovery tools, linked below, are wonderful resources for OER on any topic.
- Using the navigation on the left of this page, you can browse by OER available for your academic department.
- Be sure to check out the course matches for each department, too. UTSA Librarians have already matched OER to many courses within each department: we have done a lot of the footwork already to identify OER for many courses within the UTSA COEHD!
These OER search tools are great starting points for OER: they search across numerous OER and open access repositories for a variety of formats: textbooks, course materials, videos, simulations, and more.
Mason OER Metafinder (MOM)
The Mason OER Metafinder helps you find Open Educational Resources.The OER Metafinder launches a real-time, simultaneous search across 21 different OER repositories, including OpenStax, OER Commons, MERLOT but also sites like HathiTrust, DPLA, Internet Archive and NYPL Digital Collections.
OASIS: Openly Available Sources Integrated Search
Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. OASIS currently searches open content from 97 different sources and contains 385,629 records. OASIS is being developed at SUNY Geneseo's Milne Library.