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Open Educational Resources @MJC

This guide provides an overview of open educational resources (OER), Zero textbook cost courses, and gives you tools to help you find, create, and share these resources.

Search OASIS


OASIS (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search) is a search tool recently developed and launched by SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library that works like a library catalog. It provides an easy-to-use search interface and includes a highly-selective collection of textbooks, courses, interactive simulations, audiobooks, learning objects, and more. There are over 150,000 items available coming from 52 different sources like Open NYS, CUNY, Open Textbooks, OER Services, and SUNY. 

Find OER

How can I find OER?

How can I find OER video image

Leaders in open education discuss the growing number of platforms available for locating OER and their favorite starting points, including OER Commons and the Open Textbook Library. It's also possible to filter by license type (or usage rights) to search for OER on commonly used search engines, such as Google, YouTube, and Flickr.

See our list of OER Repositories below for more ways to find OER.





Attribution: is licensed under "How Can I Find OER?" by The Council of Chief State School OfficersCC BY 4.0,

Tips for Finding OER
  1. There are a lot of OER out there. It takes time and persistence to find the ones that best fit you and your students' academic and research needs. This is not an exhaustive list of available OER content.
  2. Instead of focusing on the textbook that you want to replace, focus on what you want your students to know or do.
  3. Search multiple open repositories at once using the OASIS search box.
  4. Your librarian liaison or Shirley Miranda can help you locate materials for your course.

Use Google

Use Google to Find Images, Text, and Videos You Can Reuse

  1. Go to Advanced Image Search for images or Advanced Search for anything else.
  2. In the "all these words" box, type what you want to search.
  3. In the "Usage rights" section, use the drop-down to choose what kind of license you want the content to have.
  4. Select Advanced Search.