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Open Educational Resources (OERs) for Faculty


John Schoppert
Director of Library Services, (541) 506-6080

Katie Wallis
Digital Access Librarian, (541) 506-6087

Paula Ascher
Distance Learning and Instructional Technology Coordinator, (541) 506-6035

Subject Guides

OER guides by subject created by CGCC faculty

Money Saved

Using Open Education Resources has saved our students $ 5,574.50 in textbook costs since June 2011.

What are Open Educational Resources?

Open educational resources are materials that are available online for anyone to use. "Open" means the creator has chosen to grant certain uses to anyone, such as distribute and remix their work for free, as long as you credit them for the original work. The library can help you find OERs for your class.

About the Licenses

The key distinction about open resources is their differing copyright, called a Creative Commons copyright license.

CC-BY Attribution

CC-BY-SA Attribution-ShareAlike

CC-BY-ND Attribution-NoDerivs

CC-BY-NC Attribution-NonCommerical

CC-BY-NC-SA Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike

CC-BY-NC-ND Attribution-NonCommerical-NoDerivs

Getting Started with OERs

Evaluating Open Textbooks and OERs

Quality Considerations


How do I properly attribute material offered under a Creative Commons license?

Find Open Educational Resources



Google Books
Project Gutenburg

Courses and Curricula

News, Discussion and Promotion of OERs

College Open Textbooks

Other Resources

Search Engines of Resources and Books