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Open Educational Resources

OASIS (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search)

Includes more than 155,000 titles from over 50 sources with an easy to use search interface. Produces by SUNY Geneseo.

OER Commons

OER Commons

  • More than 50,000 items and growing
  • Full courses, mini-lessons, simulations, textbooks
  • Use, adapt, create
  • Can be linked to Canvas
  • Try the Advanced search

Merlot II

Merlot II is a peer reviewed collection of more than 40,000 items

  • Includes learning exercises, open textbooks, case studies, animations, simulations, quizzes and more.
  • Items in the collection are peer reviewed using a standardized process.  
  • The advanced search allows limits by educational level, material type, language, and license. Try the Advanced Merlot II Search


OpenStax includes an extensive collection of learning objects (pages) that are organized into text-like books.  

  • Browse the collections or use the Advanced Search to get more specific. 
  • Books are available in PDF, EPUB, Kindle, or zip formats
  • Many of the chapter sections include review questions with solutions
  • Use all or part of the book
  • Free use of the materials is supported by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rice University (founder) and others.

Canvas Commons

Available through the USF Canvas toolbar, this resource allows you to search for full courses, textbooks, modules, learning objects and more and insert them directly into your Canvas course:

Add library course readings to your Canvas page

Search and click--that's all it takes to add links to library books and articles in your Canvas course.  Use the link below to find out how easy it is to supplement your course page with a reading list.

Mason OER Metafinder

George Mason's OER Metafinder provides a one-stop search of many of the major open educational resources including DPLA, HathiTrust, Internet Archive, Merlot, OTL, OpenStax, and more

Search Mason OER Metafinder

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

DOAB includes more than 8500 peer reviewed academic books and chapters from more than 200 publishers. Publishers include Brill, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Routledge, and Springer.

Search Directory of Open Access Books

The Orange Grove: Florida's Open Educational Resource Repository

The Florida Orange Grove is Florida's repository of digital instructional materials. Items may be used, shared, adapted, or submitted and may be imported into your Canvas course. Browse the Higher Education collection or use the search screen to locate items in the entire collection.

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