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Open Educational Resources

Information for Faculty & Staff about OER

Open Educational Resources

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Amanda Langdon, OER Librarian, if you have any questions or would like assistance searching! / 719-587-7173

Recommended OER-Finding Resources

Open Ancillary Materials

Good, General OER-Finding Resources (alphabetical)

Search-by-Discipline OER-Finding Resources

Finding Open Images

These resources should help you find images that are openly licensed for reuse. Always be sure to check the license type before using anything you find online!

Here are sites for subject-specific images. Some may be Creative Commons Licensed or Public Domain, but be sure to check before using any of them!

Art & Architecture:




Finding Open Content (other types)

Resources for finding openly-licensed text-based content:

Resources for finding openly-licensed music:

3 Graphics for Finding CC Licensed content: Google Images, Flickr, and YouTube. Images thanks to Christine Rickabaugh, MLIS, University of Arkansas.





Public Domain Resources

Print-on-Demand Information

Print-on-demand is a great way for students to get print copies of open resources, if they so desire. Unlike traditionally-published textbooks, students can have both print and online versions with minimal cost. (For example, a new information literacy text costs $200; an OER printed via Lulu cost $13.61.) Some print-on-demand options are listed here; for more information about how to use these resources, contact Amanda Langdon, OER Librarian (

Resources for OER Librarians

Marking Open and Affordable Courses: Best Practices & Case Studies -- Open/CCL book detailing how universities and college campuses can distinguish courses and sections that use Open content (free or low-cost for students). * Note: this link is to the "pre-print" stage, and may differ from the final product, which will be included upon release.

InclusiveAccess.Org -- is a one-stop-shop for information, tools, and other resources to help administrators, faculty, students, and policymakers make informed decisions about Inclusive Access and its implications for the campus community. How exactly does Inclusive Access work? Does it really really save students money? What about this kind of program is “inclusive”? Straightforward answers to these questions aren’t always easy to find.

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