OER Repositories

OER Repositories

Here are some of the repositories used to discover the OER contained within this guide:

  • Campus Manitoba and B.C. Open Collection by BCcampus
    • These resources provide access to the same collection of over 300 open textbooks in subjects including arts, business, health, recreation, science and social sciences.
  • eCampusOntario Open Textbook Library
    • This collection contains the same textbooks as included in Campus Manitoba and BC Campus, in addition to unique content created by postsecondary educators in Ontario.
  • LibreTexts
    • Founded in 2008, LibreTexts is a leading, non-commercial open textbook organization for higher education. In Oct. 2018, the U.S. Dept. of Education awarded LibreTexts $5 million over 3 years to expand its collection of primary source textbooks and supplemental learning resources.
  • Lyryx Learning
    • Open textbooks for math and economics; license fees for accompanying online assessments. Print-on-demand available for purchase.
  • Mason OER Metafinder
    • A meta-search tool that simultaneously searches several large OER repositories of open educational materials.
    • Peer-reviewed free learning materials, exercises and webpages, and open textbooks.
    • Includes freely accessible academic books mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences.
  • OASIS (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search)
    • A search tool for discovery of open content from 57 different sources.
  • OER Commons
    • A large OER repository, including textbooks. A product of the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education.
  • OpenStax
    • Peer-reviewed texts in science, math, social sciences. Supported by additional learning resources. Print copies available via Amazon.
  • OpenSUNY
    • Open textbooks in a variety of disciplines.
  • Open Textbook Library
    • A resource for peer-reviewed academic textbooks that are free, openly licensed, and complete.
  • Project Gutenberg
    • Large collection of eBooks in the Public Domain because the copyright has either expired or the copyright holder has given explicit permission for unlimited non-commercial worldwide use. Contains many classic works of literature.
  • Public Domain Core Collection
    • Includes fiction and non-fiction public domain works that have been adapted for post-secondary use through Pressbooks. This collection is a collaborative project between Ryerson and Brock universities.
  • WikiBooks
    • Open Textbook project with over 2800 titles.

Open Educational Resources (OER) Library Guide, UCalgary LCR

For more information about finding, evaluating, adopting, adapting, and creating OER, visit UCalgary’s Libraries and Cultural Resources OER Library Guide (libguides.ucalgary.ca/guides/oer).

Open Course Materials Matching Service (OCoMMS)

Are you interested in finding more open educational resources that match your course?

Libraries and Cultural Resources offers a service to assist faculty, instructors, and other educators selecting materials for their course or program who are interested in incorporating Open Educational Resources. Visit the OCoMMS Library Guide (https://libguides.ucalgary.ca/guides/ocomms) to learn more about this service and to submit an OCoMMS search request.


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OER by Discipline Guide: University of Calgary Copyright © 2022 by editors Sarah Adams and Ramina Mukundan with Libraries and Cultural Resources is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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