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- Boundless: Chunked sections of standard academic textbook content, including accompanying PowerPoint presentations for download.
- cK-12 Flexbooks: Collect open resources to create your own textbooks to share online with your students.
- College Open Textbooks: Organized by subject, with various open licenses.
- Global Textbook Project: Open document format for textbooks in business, computing, education, health, sciences, and social sciences.
- Google Books: Download books designated as public domain.
- OpenSTAX : Peer-reviewed online college textbooks.
- Project Gutenberg: 36,000 digitized books that can be downloaded and/or accessed from mobile devices.
- WikiBooks: open-content books in various languages.
- BCcampus: OER textbooks from British Columbia
- Cool4Ed: California Open Online Library for Education
- Open Textbook Library: from the University of Minnesota
- BookBoon: download free ebooks and textbooks
- Bepress: Digital commons scholarly publications.
- DOAJ: The Directory of Open Access Journals offers a world-wide collection of academic sources in multiple languages.
- Google Scholar: Search engine for scholarly articles.
- Oxford University Press: Wide range of academic journal articles, many available for free download.
- Project MUSE: scholarly sources for the humanities and social sciences.
- Scientific Research: STEM-focused journals, with a smaller collection of business, communication, and humanities.
Instructional Video Repositories
- Khan Academy: Instructional videos on topics ranging from math, science, computing, and engineering, to humanities and economics.
- Learner.org: Annenberg Media’s collection of instructional video series in numerous disciplines.
- TED: Technology, Entertainment, Design – TED Talks are about 20 minutes each and almost always captioned. Look for talks from today’s industry leaders to really inspire your students.
Government-Supported Educational Content
- Chronicling America: Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Humanities joint project to digitize United States’ newspapers from 1789-1922.
- Federal Resources for Educational Excellence: Browse the U.S. government’s holdings of educational resources promoting a wide range of subjects through almost any media imaginable.
- Library of Congress: Digital collections from the world’s largest library.
- NARA: The National Archive and Records Administration digital collection of federal records.
- The Orange Grove: Florida’s Digital Repository.
Media-Generated Educational Content
- C-SPAN Classroom: Social science-focused primary source materials.
- HarpWeek: Searchable full-text of 19th Century American weekly media, Harper’s Weekly.
- PBS Learning Media: PBS program clips, plus lesson and activity generators
College- and University-Related Collections
- 3CMedia – from the California Community Colleges offers another excellent collection of instructional and professional development multimedia learning objects.
- California Digital Newspaper Collection: UC Riverside’s collection of state newspapers from 1846 to the present.
- Calisphere: California-related digital content, sponsored by the University of California Libraries.
- Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources
- Critical Commons: University of Southern California-sponsored film and media archive created as part of a Digital Media and Learning initiative.
- Open Learning Initiative @ Carnegie Mellon.
- Creative Commons for Education: Search all OER content available on Creative Commons.
- Connexions: Repository for Educational Content.
- OER Commons: Find free teaching and learning content from around the world.
- MERLOT: Multimedia Education Resources for Learning and Online Teaching – Lots of good stuff here that can be added as links to your course.
- Internet Archive: The biggest library in the world overflows with videos, images, articles, and other educational resources suitable for all ages and learning styles.