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OER - Open Educational Resources for Faculty


Open Educational Resources (OER) have increased in popularity for various, viable reasons, including the repositioning to remote learning.  
OER Repositories are comprehensive, searchable and numerous.  Our goal is to offer a few options within this guide, not to include everything available. 
We highly recommend you fill out the Oakton Library OER Consultation Form (it only takes moments) as a start to your OER journey.  The form is found in the "WHERE do I Start?" section of this guide.

OER - Repositories

The MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching) system provides access to curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools, led by an international community of educators, learners and researchers. MERLO includes lab manuals, simulations, quizzes, problem-answer sets, images, and videos, as well textbook materials.

  • Click HERE for search tips including finding specific resources aligned with your course OER textbook using the textbook ISBN.

Questions? Email Sherrill Weaver,        

   Digital Commons Network™             

The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide.

The Digital Commons Network supplements journal, magazine, and newspaper articles available in the Oakton Library collection.

All articles found in Oakton Library online resources and the Digital Commons Network can be embedded or linked in your D2L course shell.

Questions? Email Sherrill Weaver,