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Open Educational Resources

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More and more educators and content creators are making their teaching and learning materials openly available online. However, finding these resources can be difficult. Here are some places to start.

BC Open Textbook Project

Includes 270 different textbooks developed following the 2012 OpenEd conference in Vancouver, BC. These resources can be sorted by subject as well as by faculty review status, adoption, accessibility, and availability of ancillary resources.

CUNY Academic Works

The Open Educational Resources series collects instructional materials — from textbooks to syllabi — created by the CUNY community. Browsable by college, school, or center.


The MERLOT system provides access to curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools, led by an international community of educators, learners and researchers.

Open SUNY Textbooks

A guide to textbooks developed for courses at 43 SUNY campuses, browsable by keyword. This resource has a heavy emphasis on STEM courses.

Open Textbook Library

The Open Textbook Library provides a growing catalog of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks. They are usually formatted like traditional print textbooks.


This resource, developed by faculty at Baruch College, includes complete courses, assignments, and textbooks for subjects including Art History, English, Ecology, and Political Science.


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