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Affordable Learning Solutions: Open Educational Resources

Cal State Fullerton's guide to lowering the cost of course materials!

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Open Attribution Builder

Not sure how to give credit for the OER that you reuse?

Use the Open Attribution Builder.

It builds a nifty citation for you! Just plug in the information.

Find Your Subject Librarian

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Your Librarian Subject Consultant can help you select OER and discover library materials!

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What are Open Educational Resources?

OER LogoWhat are Open Educational Resources (OERs)?

OERs are resources available at little or no cost that can be used for teaching, learning, or research. Some examples are textbooks, course readings, articles, journals, course packs, quizzes, streaming videos, and virtually any other material that is used for educational purchases. Using digital OERs saves paper. OERs help keep the high cost of education down.

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Why Create and Use Open Educational Resources?

OERs are free, ready-to-use content for your classes. Creators are free to Retain rights, Reuse content, Remix content, Revise content, and Redistribute content.

Finding Open Educational Resources

Graphics, Videos, and Media

The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.



Many of DPLA's objects are in the public domain, while others are under rights restrictions but nonetheless publicly viewable. For individual rights information about an item, please check the “Rights” field in the metadata, or follow the link to the digital object on the content provider’s website for more information.

These items are either have Creative Commons licenses or are copyright-free. Be sure to label the items you reuse with the author and source, according to the terms of the license. 

These items are either have Creative Commons licenses or are copyright-free. Be sure to label the items you reuse with the author and source, according to the terms of the license. 

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