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Open Education and Textbook Affordability at Oregon Tech

Initiatives and actions at Oregon Tech in regards to open education, OER, and Textbook affordability

Quick Start Guide: Finding OER Textbooks

Finding Open Educational Resources (OER) for the courses you teach can be as simple as conducting a single search -- or it can be an adventure in sleuthing. Make a copy of the OER Beginner's Search Worksheet to help you through the process!


Asking for Help

If you would like personalized help finding OER resources for your course, please contact your OER Coordinator Kristin Whitman at

Let Someone Else Do the Work

Before you get started, check whether anybody is already creating lists of OER on your subject! There's no harm in Googling "OER + Your Discipline."

We recommend Tacoma Community College's OER by Subject guides. Choose a subject, then click into the "OER starting points" tab to see the collected OER recommendations.

Search Open Textbooks

Try searching these open textbook repositories in this order - we've listed smaller collections of high-quality OER at the top of the list in hope you'll find a great textbook fast!

Search All Types of Open Learning Materials