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Open Educational Resources at SUNY Erie: Getting Started Finding OER

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

Getting Started: SUNY OER, OPEN-NYS, & Merlot's ISBN Search

Not sure where to start?  Browse SUNY OER ready-to-adopt courses:

Other great starting points:

The discipline collections at offer resources vetted by SUNY and CUNY faculty.

Open-NYS discipline collection

Merlot's ISBN search searches for materials related to your current text by ISBN




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

Open Textbook Collections

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.

OASIS - SUNY Geneseo

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 64 different sources and contains 160,546 records.

OASIS is being developed at SUNY Geneseo's Milne Library in consultation with Alexis Clifton, SUNY OER Services Executive Director.

Ask a Librarian!

Need assistance finding, evaluating, adopting, or adapting OER materials? The library can help!

Please contact librarian Justin Cronise, OER/AIM liaison for SUNY Erie Libraries:

Librarian - Justin Cronise

Justin Cronise
College Librarian - Collection Development, User Experience, & OER

Library E-Books as Textbook Alternative

Library ebooks can also be used as a 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 SUNY Erie" 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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