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Open Educational Resources Guide

This guide is intended to help students and faculty learn how to discover, evaluate, choose, and use Open Educational Resources (OER).

Open Textbook Network

The Catholic University of America is a member of the Open Textbook Network, a group of colleges and universities has joined together to produce openly-licensed textbooks -- written by academics and peer-reviewed, but made available online for free use by all.

OER Resources by Discipline

Catholic University's liaison librarians have included discipline-specific OER resources in many of their subject guides. To access OER resources by discipline, choose a subject from the list below.  

Open Textbooks

Open textbooks are licensed under an open copyright license and are free for use by students, faculty, and the public. They may be distributed in traditional print format as well as e-book and audio formats. Many of the general search engines and repositories offer access to open textbooks, but here are some more specific resources:​​