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Getting Started with OER for Faculty

What is OER, how to implement and find OER for your courses.

Connect with Quality OER Textbooks

""OER textbooks for COM core curriculum courses have been curated by COM librarians in a handy, one stop guides with the aim of making it easier for faculty to find a possible fit for their course and help address equity on campus. Textbooks were chosen with care for relevance and accessibility but quality varies.


Search OASIS for OER

Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. OASIS currently searches open content from many different sources such as Open Textbook Library, OpenStax, and BC Campus. The content searched includes open eBooks, media and other open materials.  

Find Library Content

Go to Enhance Your Courses with Library Content for step by step instructions for grabbing durable links so you can share articles, eBooks, streaming video and more.

Find DRM Free eBooks from COM Library

Find Digital Rights Management (DRM) Free eBooks from COM Library's collections. DRM eBooks have Unlimited copy, print & download so they can be great for textbook replacement.  

Good to Know
If it's an eBook to which the library subscribes rather than owns our access might go away. Check with the library and we will let you know. If we don't own it we can see about acquiring it.

Find Creative Commons, Public Domain, Fair Use & Open Access Content

Check out Creative Commons, Public Domain, Fair Use & Open Access Content for Faculty guide for faculty which collects sites with high quality sources that you an share with your students.