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Directories for Open Education Resources (OER)

MOOCs - Massive Online Open Courses can be freely accessed and their contents are copyrighted materials.

MOOC Directory
A comprehensive collection of free online courses is offered by the world's universities.
A list of Massive Online Open Courses is offered by the world's universities and entities.
A list of Massive Online Open Courses is offered by Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
DOER - Directory of Open Educational Resources
DOER is a collection of OER maintained by Commonwealth universities and educational institutions.
The MERLOT Collection is developed by the California State University which consists of tens of thousands of discipline-specific learning materials, learning exercises, and Content Builder web pages, together with associated comments, and personal collections, all intended to enhance the teaching and learning experience of using learning materials.
OER Commons
Open educational resources created by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) covering over 32,000 post-secondary educational resources in various disciplines.

Open Access Electronic Books

Directory of Open Access Books

Academic peer review books from over 70 publishers.
OAPEN Library
Contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Open Access eBooks on JSTOR
Open Access ebooks from four publishers: University of California Press, University of Michigan Press, UCL Press, and Cornell University Press. Each ebook carries one of six Creative Commons licenses determined by the publisher.
Open Textbook by University of Minnesota
A tool to help instructors find affordable, quality textbook solutions. All textbooks in this library are openly licensed under a Creative Commons license.
The National Academies Press
Covers over 5,000 reports published by the National Academies Press for the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council in the US.
University of Oxford Text Archive
Covers literary and linguistic resources in more than 25 different languages for use in higher education, research, teaching and learning.

Open Access Electronic Journals

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals

An online directory that indexes and provides access to over 9,900 open access, peer-reviewed journals.
PubMed Central
Free full-test archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
Public Library of Science (PLoS)
PLoS publishes a suite of 7 peer-reviewed open-access journals in the area of life and health sciences, biology and medicine.


Creative Commons Search

A platform to access various digital media search services. Before using the material, users should always verify if the work is under any Creative Commons license by following the link of the work.
Flickr - Images under Creative Common licenses
Browse or search images under different types of Creative Commons license.
Every Stock Photo
A search engine for public domain and Creative Commons licensed pictures, with link to the source and the attribution requirements for using the picture.
Images on this platform are free of copyrights.
Morgue File
Provides images that can be use for free in academic or commercial presentations.
WorldImages Kiosk
This database provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. The images are free to use for non-profit educational purposes with appropriate credit to the copyright owners.