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Open Educational Resources at ECC: Finding OER

Learn how to find and use OER materials in teaching and learning.

Open Textbook Collection

Open textbooks are free, online learning materials with Creative Commons licenses. Many of the collections will have links to the same books, but each will have a particular focus, and items you can't find in other collections.

OER Repositories

OER repositories contain more than just open textbooks.  All content featured within these pages is free but usage rights vary. Materials in these repositories are released under a Creative Commons license while some are in the public domain.

Finding OER - ISBN Search

Merlot's ISBN search is an easy first step to find OER materials related to your current text. 

Don't despair if you are unable to find a perfect match using this tool. There may be other options available using the OER repositories listed on this page.

Why Open Textbooks?

Your ECC Librarians

Need assistance finding, evaluating, adopting, or adapting OER materials? The library can help! We are the search and educational content experts.

For assistance, please contact:

Ryan Grimmer
Systems Librarian
grimmerr@ecc.edu
716-270-5193

Library E-Books as Textbook Alternative

Library ebooks can also be used as textbook alternative or supplemental materials to enhance delivery of your course. Most of these resources are not open.

Advantages of ebooks include:

  • accessible 24/7 from anywhere with your username and password
  • can search the text of the book to find information

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Creative Commons License
"Open Educational Resources at ECC" is a derivative of "Lansing Community College (LCC) Library Research Guide on Open Educational Resources (OER)" by Regina Gong used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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