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Open Educational Resources

OERs are free and accessible online teaching and learning resources.

What are OERs?

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others. Creative Commons 

Open Education Resources (OERs, are educational materials which are licensed in ways that provide permissions for individuals and institutions to re-use, adapt and modify the materials for their own use. OERs can, and do include full courses, textbooks, streaming videos, exams, software, and any other materials or techniques supporting learning. OER Foundation 

Image Credit: Una puerta abierta. (An open door).  Photo by William Murphy; licensed via Creative Commons.

 

Choice OER White Paper 

Tools to Find Openly Licensed Content

MultiSearch

Search MultiSearch to check for access to resources.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals

Open Textbooks Hub on OER Commons

Links to many different open textbook sites around the world in many disciplines

Unpaywall

Aimed at finding open access versions of published journal articles, which may be added to your reading list in place of a subscription resource

Open Access Button

Aimed at finding open access versions of published journal articles, which may be added to your reading list in place of a subscription resource

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is freely accessible. Macquarie University staff and students have access through Google Scholar@MQ  which has been tailored to provide you access to Macquarie's resources